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A look at the historic November 18, 2003 ruling in GLAD's case Goodridge v. DPH which made Massachusetts the first state in the U.S. where same-sex couples could marry. The video celebrates the powerful and beautiful decision authored by then Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, and explores the impact the ruling has had in the national movement for LGBT equality. Featuring interviews with the Chief Justice, GLAD Attorney and Goodridge lead counsel Mary L. Bonauto and plaintiffs David Wilson and Robert Compton, as well as Former Congressman Barney Frank, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand, MA Reps Byron Rushing and Carl Sciortino, MA Attorney General Martha Coakley, Bishop Gene Robinson, Evan Wolfson and Professor Laurence H. Tribe. Show lessRead more
Plaintiffs in GLAD's two cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Katherine and Sarah Patrick, daughters of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, in a conversation with GLAD's Laura Kiritsy about Katherine's public coming out as a lesbian, and about the role of family and the importance of political leadership in the work for LGBT rights. The sisters are later joined by local youth advocates Logan Ferraro and Daunasia Yancey from BAGLY to talk about the work that remains to be done, what LGBTQ youth are doing to advocate for themselves, and how adult allies can support them.