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GLAD Celebrates 10 Years of Marriage Equality in the United States

This week HRC celebrates all of the plaintiff couples, Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) attorneys, and MassEquality's coalition of 17 organizations that helped to make Massachusetts marriage a reality.

Tomorrow marks the 10-year anniversary of marriage equality in Massachusetts, the first state to pass same-sex marriage in the United States. Since that joyous day on May 17, 2004, another 16 states have passed marriage equality.

To mark the tenth anniversary, Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which represented the seven couples in Goodridge v Department of Public Health, is co-sponsoring a series of events with the Boston Center for Adult Education, including a May 20th panel discussion with Julie Goodridge, Hillary Goodridge, David Wilson, Rob Compton, and former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice John M. Greaney.  In addition, Mary Bonauto will speak at Cambridge City Hall on May 16, and will be part of a panel discussion sponsored by the Boston Globe on May 27.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make tomorrow’s anniversary possible.

Read more from the Massachusetts blog series here.

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