Archived from the original on March 18, Couples who were married at the time said many rushed to get married because they were unsure if the effects of the ruling would be permanent. But, as people involved on both sides of the landmark lawsuit that made gay and lesbian marriages a reality look back, they say, the fight is not over. One report described the process: So why would we try so hard to uphold another state's discriminatory law? Advocates of same-sex marriage objected that the proposed amendment was clearly designed to reverse the SJC decision, a violation of the State Constitution's rule that amendments could not be used for that purpose.
By Rob Michaelson and Susannah Sudborough.
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On November 19,Governor Romney led a rally against the Legislature's delaying tactics in front of the Massachusetts State House.