Nine years ago today Massachusetts became the first state in the United States to perform same sex marriage. At the time, the majority of the country made a pariah out of “liberal Massachusetts” saying our state was making a mockery of the institution of marriage.
Fast forward nine years later and Massachusetts continues to have one of the lowest divorce rates of any state in the US and the majority of Americans now support same sex marriage. Additionally, all six New England states now recognize and perform same sex marriage in addition to Washington, D.C. and five other states. Much work remains, but the progress is undeniable.
Happy Anniversary to all those couples who got married nine years ago.