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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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  • Same Sex Marriage Residency Law Fought
    Boston Globe article written in late May 2004 regarding filing a lawsuit to challenges the 1913...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • State Law Prevails On Gay Marriage
    Cape Cod Times article written in late May 2004 regarding cities and towns in Massachusetts...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.) Selectmen, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Romney Is Wrong; Provincetown Was Right
    Cape Cod Times op-ed piece dated June 3, 2004.
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Editorials
  • Request For Reserve Fund Transfer
    A request for transfer of reserve funds to cover the cost to defend same sex marriage rights in...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.) Board of Selectmen, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Financial Records
  • Marriage Volunteers
    Volunteers, trained by the Town Clerk's Office, were instrumental in making May 17, 2004 run...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Names, Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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