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Mass. Supreme Court gets it right.

From Reuters

The highest court in Massachusetts said Tuesday that the state cannot deny same-sex couples the right to marry, possibly paving the way for the state to become the first to legalize gay marriage.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-3 that the state may not "deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry."

It has ordered the legislature to come up with a solution within 180 days, but stopped short of allowing marriage licenses to the couples who brought forth the case.
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