This is the property of the Daily Journal Corporation and fully protected by copyright. It is made available only to Daily Journal subscribers for personal or collaborative purposes and may not be distributed, reproduced, modified, stored or transferred without written permission. Please click "Reprint" to order presentation-ready copies to distribute to clients or use in commercial marketing materials or for permission to post on a website. and copyright (showing year of publication) at the bottom.
Subscribe to the Daily Journal for access to Daily Appellate Reports, Verdicts, Judicial Profiles and more...

Constitutional Law,
Civil Rights

May 29, 2024

An American epic: 20 Years of same-sex marriage

Twenty years after the first same-sex marriage was performed in Massachusetts, the legal and societal landscape of same-sex marriage has progressed, but the debate still permeates political discourse. Even so, the endurance of the queer spirit and the growing vocalization of allies provide hope that basic human rights, including the right to marry who you love, will prevail.

Zachary Freire-Aviña

Senior Counsel, The Pride Law Firm

Shutterstock

In May 2004, the first same-sex marriage was performed in Massachusetts. Twenty years later, the legal and societal landscape of same-sex marriage has progressed drastically - yet the debate still permeates political discourse in one form or another. Indeed, LGBTQ+ issues are by no means settled; recent political and legal maneuvers indicate that the road ahead may be fraught with regression. However, the endurance of the queer spirit and the growing vocalization of ...

To continue reading, please subscribe.
For only $95 a month (the price of 2 article purchases)
Receive unlimited article access and full access to our archives,
Daily Appellate Report, award winning columns, and our
Verdicts and Settlements.
Or
$795 for an entire year!

Or access this article for $45
(Purchase provides 7-day access to this article. Printing, posting or downloading is not allowed.)

Already a subscriber?