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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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  • Opening Ceremonies
    Cape Cod Times article dated May 17, 2004 highlighting the first day same sex couples could...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Exodus To Massachusetts For Legal Gay Nups
    New York Daily News article dated May 18, 2010 focusing on same sex couples from out of state...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Request Spurs Fear of State Crackdown
    Cape Cod Times article dated May 19, 2004 focussing on Governor Romneys request to review...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Local government -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown, Massachusetts State House (Boston, MA), Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Welcome Reception for Gay Nuptuals
    A series of articles from the Cape Codder dated May 21, 2004 related to the first week of same...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Out Of State Marriages May End
    Cape Cod Times article dated May 25, 2010 speculating on whether out of state same sex couples...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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