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Landmark Mass. decision on marriage becomes popular text at weddings

Boston Globe
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January 8, 2013

Law student Michael Corliss thought he was just being a “law nerd” when he chose a passage from the landmark Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court marriage decision for a friend to read at his August wedding ceremony.

But it turned out that Corliss and his bride, Amelia Neptune, both 28, were not alone.

Portions of the decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, the 2003 ruling that made Massachusetts the first state to recognize same-sex marriages, have become common wedding readings among both same-sex and heterosexual couples in Massachusetts and beyond, several local wedding celebrants said.