Archived from the original on July 26, Home Delivery. Tanya McCloskey and Marcia Kadish didn't set out to make headlines when they got married on May 17, To guard against judicial misconduct, the Massachusetts Legislature established the Judicial Conduct Commission to which any person can file a complaint against a judge.
Archived from the original on December 15, The court left it to the legislature to decide whether to allow gay marriage or to create a parallel institution for gay couples. June 26, A single justice of the SJC dismissed the complaint on May 3.
Archbishop O'Malley said in a statement: "The tone and tenor of this answer clearly demonstrates the overly activist stance of the four-judge majority We have no statutory authority to issue a declaratory judgment concerning the constitutionality of the legislative action, or inaction, in this matter.
He explained that the Court could take no action against the plaintiffs in the case: "[T]here is no presently articulated judicial remedy for the Legislature's indifference to, or defiance of, its constitutional duties. Same-sex marriage was legalized on a state-by-state basis following the Goodridge decision.
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Connolly ruled that the state marriage statute was not gender-neutral, no fundamental right to same-sex marriage existed, and that limiting marriage to male-female couples was rational because "procreation is marriage's central purpose".
As recently as Tuesday, fueled in part by the November court decision in Massachusetts -- like Wednesday's, a ruling -- the Ohio Legislature approved a strict ban on same-sex unions, barring state agencies from giving benefits to both gay and heterosexual domestic partners. Courtesy of Marcia Kadish.
The Governor's legal counsel, Daniel Winslow , warned that a Justice of the Peace who could not in conscience officiate at a same-sex wedding should resign. SJC: Gay marriage legal in Mass. And why should Massachusetts be proud of both?