Gay marriage timeline
The Boston Globe / Boston.com
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that gays and lesbians have a legal right to marry under the Massachusetts Constitution. The court gives the Legislature 180 days “to take such action as it may deem appropriate.” (Shown from left, Ross Ozer, his partner Scott Gortikov, and their son Sam Ozer-Gortikov)
Nov. 18, 2003
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that gays and lesbians have a legal right to marry under the Massachusetts Constitution. The court gives the Legislature 180 days “to take such action as it may deem appropriate.” (Shown from left, Ross Ozer, his partner Scott Gortikov, and their son Sam Ozer-Gortikov)
(SOURCES: News reports; Globe staff, AP, AFP, and Reuters file photos; Globe Staff / Kathleen Hennrikus, Grant Staublin)