Attorney General Martha Coakley gave the green light to a group trying to overturn a recent legislative repeal. Lawmakers in the Bay State this year revoked a 1913 law prohibiting couples from marrying in Massachusetts if their own state wouldn’t honor said nuptials.
The law was originally intended, some say, at suppressing interracial marriage. Now that those days done and gone, many see the 1913 law as a potential barrier to gay marriage.
With Coakley’s official – but not necessarily personal – approval, social conservatives can now start gathering signatures for a potential 2010 ballot measure.
They need to gather 33,000 signatures between now and the end of October.