''This is a true victory for equality. In repealing this law we've sent the message loud and clear that in Massachusetts, we respect and honor all families. We've ridded our state laws of the last vestige of discrimination against same-sex couples, and we once again lead the way for equality for all people.''
Marc Solomon, Executive Director of MassEquality, in a statement following the Massachusetts House of Representatives decision to repeal an archaic law used by former Governor Mitt Romney to effectively ban gay couples from marrying who are not residents of the state. Recently, the Massachusetts Senate also voted to repeal the law, so now the bill is headed to current Governor Deval Patrick who is expected to sign the measure into law. (Boston.com)