Monday, May 17, 2004
The era of legalized gay marriage has begun in Massachusetts.
Same-sex couples around the state are tying the knot today after applying for marriage licenses and receiving waivers from the state's three-day waiting period.
Tanya McCloskey and Marcia Kadish of Malden were apparently the first to get married. They were wed at Cambridge City Hall in a brief ceremony performed by the city clerk.
Massachusetts is now the first state where gay marriage is legal, but state voters could overturn the marriages in 2006, so no one knows if this situation will last.