The Massachusetts Legislature, in a vote as swift as it was historic, reaffirmed the state's first-in-the-nation same-sex marriage ruling Thursday, unequivocally protecting the rights of gays and lesbians to wed in Massachusetts until at least 2012. At left, Erin Dunn is hugged after hearing the results of the vote at the State House in Boston.
The Massachusetts Legislature, in a vote as swift as it was historic, reaffirmed the state's first-in-the-nation same-sex marriage ruling Thursday, unequivocally protecting the rights of gays and lesbians to wed in Massachusetts until at least 2012. At left, Erin Dunn is hugged after hearing the results of the vote at the State House in Boston.
(Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)