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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

By on 3.31.06 | 11:49AM

Yes -- if we're all federalists. The predictable groans emanate from the predictable mouths, but Massachusetts has spoken loud and clear:

"The laws of this commonwealth have not endowed nonresidents with an unfettered right to marry..."

"Only nonresident couples who come to Massachusetts and intend to reside in this commonwealth thereafter can be issued a marriage license."

Federalism -- it's so crazy, it just might work. This is how social experimentation is supposed to happen. And with another feather in the cap of Mitt "We don't want Massachusetts to become the Las Vegas of same-sex marriage" Romney, the '06/'08 plot thickens...

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