poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

From the Los Angeles Times
More Backlash Than Bliss 1 Year After Marriage Law
Massachusetts gays can celebrate, but their gain has energized foes of same-sex unions.
By Elizabeth Mehren
Times Staff Writer

BOSTON — In the year since Massachusetts became the only state to permit gays and lesbians to wed, more than 6,000 same-sex couples have traded marriage vows.

To commemorate today's anniversary, many of those couples plan to waltz at a gala party at Boston's swank Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel and pose for a group photograph outside the statehouse. Among other festivities around the state, the Boston suburb of Belmont plans an ice cream social.


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