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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Justices peaceful over new vows
By David Ertischek / Staff Writer

If you're a justice of the peace in Massachusetts, you now have to marry same-sex couples - and that's exactly what two West Roxbury justices of the peace will be do after Monday.

"I've been married for over 36 years," said Rosemarie Kerwin, a justice of the peace for three years. "I believe in the institution of marriage. My parents have been married for 57 years. I enjoy bringing together two individuals into a committed life together."

In the coming weeks, Kerwin will bring two same-sex couples together in matrimony.

Kerwin will perform the wedding of Roslindale's Chet Smith and Bob Mason next week. Smith and Mason have been together for more than 27 years and describe Kerwin as "the 'nice' Irish Catholic woman from West Roxbury."


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