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Same Sex Marriage

Overview

The State Supreme Judicial Court’s Goodridge decision allowing same sex couples to marry in the state of Massachusetts became effective on May 17, 2004.  From the start of that year calls and e-mails continually came in to the Town Clerk’s Office from same sex couples seeking clarification on the Goodridge decision and the procedures for obtaining a marriage license, and from both national and world-wide media outlets interested in knowing how Provincetown was planning for the advent of same sex marriages.  There were times when calls and e-mails on this subject alone averaged one hundred to one hundred and fifty a day. [More...]

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  • Gay Marriage Ruling Boom for Provincetown
    New York Times article dated January 21, 2004 highlighting same sex marriage issue in...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: New York Times Company, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Gay Marriage Supporters Rally at State House
    Provincetown Banner article dated February 12, 2004 on an article regarding the legislative vote...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Massachusetts State House (Boston, MA), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • State Rep. Gomes An Anomoly
    Cape Cod times article dated February 13, 2004 highlighting State Representative Shirley Gomes, a...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Massachusetts State House (Boston, MA), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Votes Fall Just Short
    Cape Cod Times article dated February 12, 2004 on two legislative amendments that would have...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Massachusetts State House (Boston, MA), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Town Clerk On The Cultural Front Line
    LIP Magazine article from April 2004 featuring Town Clerk Doug Johnstone and related news stories...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Advertising, Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Town Hall
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