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With gay marriages, legal complications remain

Eight years in, gay marriage seems perfectly normal in the Bay State, but same-sex spouses still don’t have equal rights

After eight years without plague, mass exodus, or the sky falling, gay and lesbian marriage is de rigueur in the Commonwealth.

Yet even as more of us have now danced at the weddings of our gay and lesbian family members and friends, what many don’t know is that today, marriages between same-sex couples still aren’t the same as those of their straight counterparts. As a Boston lawyer who has worked within the gay and lesbian community on relationship issues since long before the arrival of same-sex marriage, I know that many of the pre-gay-marriage era legal complications and limitations remain.

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