Massachusetts General Laws Chapter , Section 11 , more commonly known as the law , is a Massachusetts law enacted in and repealed in that invalidated the marriage of non-residents if the marriage was invalid in the state where they lived. It originated during a period of heightened antipathy to interracial marriage and went largely unenforced until used between and to deny marriage licenses to out-of-state same-sex couples. The bill was signed into law three weeks later by Governor Eugene N. Section No marriage shall be contracted in this commonwealth by a party residing and intending to continue to reside in another jurisdiction if such marriage would be void if contracted in such other jurisdiction, and every marriage contracted in this commonwealth in violation hereof shall be null and void.
Ken Rudin. The news of the day regarding the upcoming special election to fill the remaining three years of the late Ted Kennedy's Senate term seems a bit curious to me as for why it's considered news. But here it is. Also on hand to give his imprimatur is Paul Kirk, the longtime Kennedy friend who currently occupies the Senate seat via temporary appointment.
Deval Laurdine Patrick born July 31, is an American politician, civil rights lawyer, author, and businessman who served as the 71st governor of Massachusetts from to He was first elected in , succeeding Mitt Romney , who chose not to run for reelection to focus on his presidential campaign. He was reelected in He was the first African American Governor of Massachusetts.
Matt Viser at The Boston Globe:. US Representative Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek reelection, capping a dramatic year for the Kennedy family and probably leaving it without a member in Washington for the first time in more than six decades. Kennedy, according to a Democratic official briefed on the decision. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because Patrick Kennedy has not yet made a formal announcement.