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Mass. political leaders applaud DOMA ruling

At the downtown Boston offices of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Lee Swislow said she and others at the civil rights group are both elated and in disbelief that the US Supreme Court has embraced same-sex marriage.

“We are feeling a great joy tinged with a touch of disbelief that this day finally came,’’ said Swislow, the executive director of the organization, which has spent more than 20 years seeking equal rights for same-sex couples in courtrooms across the country.

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