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17/05/2004 Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize same-sex marriages


Massachusetts' gay marriage law marks 10th anniversary


OUTTAKE: Gay Marriage 2004


10 Years Later, Gay Marriage in the U.S.

Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.S state of Massachusetts since 2004 as a result of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the Massachusetts Constitution to allow only opposite-sex couples to marry.