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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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  • Out Of State Couples To Be Wed
    Provincetown Banner article dated May 13, 2004 highlighting the Town's intention to defy Governor...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.) Selectmen, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Clerks Gear Up For Historic Day
    Cape Codder article dated May 14, 2004.
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Defining Moment
    Cape Cod Times article dated May 12, 2004 highlighting Provincetown's differing opinion with...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) Board of Selectmen
  • Security Planning for May 17th
    Documents related to advance planning from the Provincetown Police Department for May 17, 2004. ...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Gay Marriages Begin Without A Hitch
    Provincetown Banner article on the events of May 17, 2004 - the first day that same sex couples...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.) Board of Selectmen, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Town Hall
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