Celebrating 10 years of gay marriage in Mass.

Maureen Brodoff and Ellen Wade, plaintiffs in the case a decade ago, are looking back at 10 years as a married couple.

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A timeline of same-sex marriage in the US

Massachusetts played a part in a much bigger effort bringing same-sex marriage to the US.

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A decade ago, some hoped — while others feared — that something fundamental had changed in American society.

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The plaintiffs in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health look back to May 17, 2004.

May 18, 2004

Mass. marks first day of legalized same-sex marriage

More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples streamed into city and town halls across the state yesterday seeking licenses to marry.

May 18, 2004

Some gay couples avoid three-day wait to wed

Without a waiver, a three-day wait is required after the marriage license is issued.

May 18, 2004

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Two-thirds of the gays who applied for marriage licenses yesterday were women, and an enormous majority were Mass. residents.

Nov. 19, 2003

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The Supreme Judicial Court’s decision approving gay marriage threw Beacon Hill into a frenzy.

Nov. 23, 2003

Reaction split on Mass. gay marriage ruling

Area residents agreed that it would be some time before they could gauge the ruling’s long-term implications.

Outside Cambridge City Hall, Jean McGuire (right) beamed at her soon-to-be bride, Barbara Herbert, as they enjoyed a coffee at their favorite coffeehouse before their wedding.

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Photos: First day of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts

A look back at May 17, 2004, the historic day when gay couples were able to legally wed in the state.

Nov. 19, 2003

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In a historic and long-awaited decision, a deeply split Supreme Judicial Court yesterday ushered in a new era of gay rights.

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