Celebrating at the State House

Pat Gozemba & David Wilson

Pat Gozemba (left) of Salem was embraced by David Wilson, one of the original plaintiffs in the landmark same-sex marriage lawsuit. The pair celebrated after the vote outside the House chamber. (Boston Globe photo John Tlumacki)

June 14, 2007 will become a historic day in the annals of equality in this state and in this country. Gov. Deval Patrick said it right. “This is not just a great day for marriage equality–it’s a great day for equality.”

It was a thrill to celebrate with Dave Wilson and with the thousands of marriage equality supporters who came to the State House for this nerve-wracking but historic day.

All of us in the LGBT community and our allies who have spent countless hours and days working on this issue feel grateful to the 151 legislators (75% +1) who voted for equality. New profiles in courage emerged!

Check our blog later for more photos by Marilyn Humphries.

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