"State lawmakers are expected to vote next week on repealing a 1913 law that prevents out-of-state gay and lesbian couples from getting married in Massachusetts, reigniting a divisive debate on an issue that has stirred passions and put the state in the national spotlight....Advocates of same-sex marriage rights said they are hopeful the repeal will pass, given the support from the legislative leadership and from Governor Deval Patrick, whose position is much more sympathetic than that of Governor Mitt Romney, a Republican who was a staunch opponent of gay marriage."
It is about McDonald's, as a corporation, refusing to remain neutral in the culture wars. McDonald's has chosen not to remain neutral but to give the full weight of their corporation to promoting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage.
Mass. High Court Says Nonresident Gays Cannot Marry in State.
"Same-sex couples from states where gay marriage is banned cannot legally marry in Massachusetts, the state's highest court said Thursday in a ruling that left the status of many unions in legal limbo.
The Supreme Judicial Court, which in 2003 made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage, upheld a 1913 state law that forbids nonresidents from marrying in Massachusetts if their marriage would not be recognized in their home state.
Massachusetts 'has a significant interest in not meddling in matters in which another state, the one where a couple actually resides, has a paramount interest,' Justice Francis Spina wrote in the 38-page opinion.
'Massachusetts can reasonably believe that non-resident same-sex couples primarily are coming to this Commonwealth to marry because they want to evade the marriage laws of their home states, and that Massachusetts should not be encouraging such evasion,' he wrote....Gov. Mitt Romney applauded the ruling.
'We don't want Massachusetts to become the Las Vegas of same-sex marriage,' Romney said. 'It's important that other states have the right to make their own determination of marriage and not follow the wrong course that our Supreme Judicial Court put us on.'"
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