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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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  • Selectmen's Press Release On Out Of State Couples
    Press Release issued by the Provincetown Board of Selectmen on May 26, 2004 temporarily...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.) Selectmen, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Defending Same Sex Marriages: Special Gift Fund
    The Provincetown Board of Selectmen created a special gift fund on September 7, 2004 to receive...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.) Board of Selectmen, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Judge Hears Clerk's Challenge
    Cape cod times articel from the Fall of 2004 regarding the legal case filed by Provincetown and...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Marriage Statistics for 2004
    Marriage statisitcs from the Provincetown Town Clerk's Office for 2004. The advent of same sex...
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Apocalypse Not
    An article from reporter Nancy Goldstein for RawStoryQ, an internet news site, dated April 14, 2005.
    Collection: Same Sex Marriage
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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