Author Of Mass. Same-Sex Marriage Decision Discusses Supreme Court Decision

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Chief Justice Margaret Marshall in 2005. (George Rizer/AP/File)
Chief Justice Margaret Marshall in 2005. (George Rizer/AP/File)

In Friday's Supreme Court opinion legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Justice Anthony Kennedy quotes in part the 2003 Goodridge decision from the Massachusetts high court which made the state the first in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.

WBUR's Bob Oakes spoke with the author of that majority decision, former Chief Justice Margaret Marshall. Listen to their full conversation above.

This segment aired on June 26, 2015.


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