Retrieved December 9, He ordered his occupying forces to treat civilians and their property with respect, to avoid the abuse suffered by civilians in Boston at the hands of British troops. They persuaded him to attend it, however, as his presence might induce reluctant states to send delegates and smooth the way for the ratification process.
It initially only allowed for civil unions, but he amended the text. Retrieved 1 March Pockets of Republican strength are in the central areas along the I crescent, Hampden County, and communities on the south and north shores,  but the state as a whole has not given its Electoral College votes to a Republican in a presidential election since Ronald Reagan carried it in For the book, see Gay Marriage book.
Retrieved September 24, The law took effect on 1 July February 23, There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century. Retrieved March 26, Opponents of same-sex marriage have worked to prevent individual states from recognizing same-sex unions by attempting to amend the United States Constitution to restrict marriage to heterosexual unions.
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Washington City Paper. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved March 19, Voters approved a constitutional amendment reinforcing the existing laws in Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.
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