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As the date neared for the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Governor and some town clerks disputed how and whether that law should be enforced, and Romney had used the state's authority to block the same-sex marriages of non-residents from being properly recorded.
Connolly ruled that the state marriage statute was not gender-neutral, no fundamental right to same-sex marriage existed, and that limiting marriage to male-female couples was rational because "procreation is marriage's central purpose". Cops showed up at this high school graduation party, and the party got better. Public Health Victory tags: Localities that supported the right of same-sex couples to marry resisted both those interpretations.
News coverage of the day's events in Massachusetts was extensive, though limited outside the United States.