I wonder how long it'll be before some "family values" group or other mounts a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court:
BOSTON—The Massachusetts high court ruled today that only full, equal marriage rights for gay couples—rather than civil unions—would be constitutional, erasing any doubts that the nation's first same-sex marriages would take place in the state beginning in mid-May.
The court issued the opinion in response to a request from the state Senate about whether Vermont-style civil unions, which convey the state benefits of marriage—but not the title—would meet constitutional muster.
The much-anticipated opinion sets the stage for next week's constitutional convention, where the Legislature will consider an amendment that would legally define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Without the opinion, Senate President Robert Travaglini had said the vote would be delayed.