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Massachusetts Senate Expands Gay Marriage Rights To Out-Of-State Couples

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Massachusetts Senate Expands Gay Marriage Rights to Out-of-State Couples: The Massachusetts Senate voted Tuesday to repeal a 1913 law used to bar out-of-state gay couples from marrying in the state, a law that critics say was originally aimed at interracial marriages. The law prohibits couples from obtaining marriage licenses if they can't legally wed in their home states. After Massachusetts became the first state to allow gay marriages in 2004, then-Gov. Mitt Romney ordered town clerks to enforce the then-little-known 1913 law and deny licenses to out-of-state couples.

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