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Mass. Marriage Update

By on 12.27.06 | 12:30PM

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that it had no power to force the state legislature to act on a voter initiative to end same-sex marriage in the commonwealth, but rebuked legislators for avoiding their constitutional duty.

How different the debate would be today if the SJC had exercised similar judicial restraint in the Goodridge case.

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