Religious Demonstrators Argue Both Sides on Same-Sex Marriage

february 12, 2004  01:37 pm
Depending on your religious beliefs, the Massachusetts high court's ruling opening the door for gays and lesbians to marry can be seen as "an attack against civilization" or a welcome step forward in the civil rights struggle. Boston Phoenix writer Dan Kennedy listens to Catholics and Unitarians outside the Massachusetts State House while, inside, legislators debate whether the state constitution should be amended to ban such matrimony. "As the great political philosopher Jon Stewart has observed, making gay marriage legal doesn't make it mandatory," Kennedy writes.