Killian Melloy writes in EDGE Boston (May 15), “MassEquality is gearing up for a celebration of three years of marriage equality in Massachusetts. This weekâ€™s events include a book launch, an anniversary party, and civil rights lobby days at the State House.
‘Since May 17th, 2004 the Commonwealth has celebrated over 8,500 same-sex weddings,’ MassEquality said in an email to members and supporters. ‘This week is a time to rejoice before the next Constitutional Convention on June 14th. Marriage equality has been good for the LGBT community and good for Massachusetts.’ The email invited MassEquality supporters to join the civil rights organization for the launch party of Courting Equality, a Beacon Press publication chronicling the road to marriage equalty in the Bay State. The launch party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Hannum Hall at the Cambridge YWCA, 7 Temple Street in Cambridge.
‘Combining powerful images and riveting text, Courting Equality takes readers through the divisive cultural debate, the political struggles, and the marriage celebrations that have made Massachusetts a beacon of hope for gays and lesbians and their allies across the country,’ reads the MassEquality description of the book, which features text by Patricia A. Gozemba and Karen Kahn and photographs by Marilyn Humphries. Read the rest of the story, featuring the full day ofÂ events on May 17,Â at EDGE Boston.