On the West Coast, only Washington State has legalized gay marriage as of now. Spinaand Martha Sosman filed separate dissents from the Court's ruling. The Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights launched a campaign on behalf of marriage rights for same-sex couples in Massachusetts in Court membership Chief Judge Margaret H. Tell us what you think. Later in the opinion she summarized this analysis, saying the DPH's arguments were "starkly at odds with the comprehensive network of vigorous, gender-neutral laws promoting stable families and the best interests of children. National Center for Health Statistics.
In a page, 4—3 ruling on November 18,the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said it was asked to determine whether Massachusetts "may deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.
These statutes range from granting limited rights to same-sex couples Colorado to essentially duplicating the full range of rights and responsibilities of marriage California. The next year, a recall campaign by opponents of same-sex marriage forced three judges from the bench. I think it's exactly the right kind of material for a backlash.
A suit filed by a conservative nonprofit organization, Liberty Counselon behalf of the Catholic Action League and eleven members of the legislature argued that the Supreme Judicial Court had deprived the people of Massachusetts of their right to a "Republican Form of Government" as guaranteed by Article IV of the U.