GLAD’s historic 2003 victory in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health made Massachusetts the first state in the country to grant same-sex couples the rights and respect of full marriage equality. On October 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in GLAD’s case Kerrigan & Mock v. Department of Public Health that same-sex couples have the right to marry. Learn more about this case.
GLAD has since played a key role in winning marriage equality in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island through the legislature or, in the case of Maine, the ballot.
GLAD’s Work On This Issue
New England is on the forefront of the marriage equality movement.
June 26, 2015: Victory! In a blockbuster legal and cultural moment for the country, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples in the United… More →
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