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Courts Rejects Marriage for Out-of-State Gay Couples

The highest court in Massachusetts is opening the way for gay couples from some, but not all other states to marry here. Eight same-sex couples from five New England states and New York sued Massachusetts after the state refused to recognize their right to marry because their marriages might not be legal in their home states. Yesterday, some of the couples won a partial victory, even though the court upheld a 1913 law prohibiting city and town clerks from marrying people if their own states prohibit it.

This program aired on March 31, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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