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Mass Resistance wants to reinstate 1913 Massachusetts marriage law

The Boston Herald is reporting that Mass Resistance has a petition for a ballot initiative to reinstate a law recently repealed by the Massachusetts legislature.

The law, which denies the right of out-of-state couples to wed in Massachusetts if they could not do so legally in their home states, was passed in 1913 as a means of preventing inter-racial couples from coming from states with anti-miscegenation laws and getting married in Massachusetts. After the state supreme court ruled that same-sex couples must be allowed to legally wed, and after the legislature passed a law to comply with the court ruling, then-Governor Mitt Romney used the rarely-enforced law to prevent same-sex couples from coming into the state to marry.

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