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.