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Corporate love

Here’s a modest proposal for resolving the problems associated with marriage: Abolish it.
Think how much simpler life would be
By AL DIAMON  |  April 02, 2010
wedding list

Marrying into history

 remember the day Vermont legalized Civil Unions for same-sex couples. I was in college at the time and I remember thinking out loud that I could move there and get "Civil Union-ed" someday. It didn't sound the same as my previous dreams of getting "Mar
One woman's wait — and drive — for equality
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 07, 2009

Hit streak

Another day, another Yankee-dynasty hero hits the sports-crime blotter.
Jim Leyritz does it again. Plus, double-barreled stick-ups in Texas.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 10, 2009

The rain in Maine

If you're planning a trip to Vacationland this summer, be sure to bring your galoshes — the "gay storm" that's been satirized all over the Internet rolled into Maine last week.
Gay Marriage Ratified — and Jilted
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 15, 2009

Equal rites?

New England has made a pretty good case, in recent years, for America's capital of queer. 
Why has Rhode Island lagged behind the rest of New England on same-sex marriage legislation?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 10, 2009

Same-sex marriage

From the podium at EqualityMaine's 25th anniversary dinner last Saturday night, former state senator Ethan Strimling posed a question to the 630 people in attendance: If gay marriage were allowed in Maine, how many of you would tie the knot?  
Fighting for a basic civil right without repeating other states' mistakes
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009

Separate is not equal

By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009

The gays can not be stopped!

The national LGBT equality group Join the Impact hopes to galvanize sympathizers across the country to demonstrate in their home towns on Saturday, January 10, in protest of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 30, 2008

Clothes call

The musical version of The Full Monty comes across as bawdy and hilarious as intended in this version by Center Stage Productions.
A fully entertaining Monty
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 16, 2008

California matters

For four years, and 10,000 same-sex nuptials, Massachusetts has had a monopoly on gay marriage in the United States.
Massachusetts may have had gay marriage first, but California changes everything. Are Obama and Clinton listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 21, 2008

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

Brenda is a newly jobless mother of three, and she’s getting no child support from her baby daddies.
Repackaged stereotypes
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  March 25, 2008


Sexual personae

He has a number of Internet screen names, all of which are blatantly sexual.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 08, 2008

Gay and lesbian couples move one step closer to marriage

Maine’s highest court made a high-road decision last week by unanimously ruling that same-sex couples can legally adopt children in Maine.
Court triumph
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  September 05, 2007

Trying to put a price on this failed marriage is absurd

Leroy Greer’s lawyer, Kennitra Foote, says that her client’s attempt to “say it with flowers” is going to cost him $300,000. 
Get over it
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  August 22, 2007

Screwing the youth

Wole Akinbi was 16 when someone phoned to say his best friend had been shot.
When the budget gets tight, young people become an easy target  
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  August 20, 2007

The worst of your new state budget

The new standard is: Mom and Dad’s taxes are too high; kids should ante up.
Talking politics
By BRAIN C. JONES  |  June 27, 2007



We can all thank the conservatives who several years ago controlled the state legislature for the fact that Massachusetts citizens have same-sex- marriage rights.
Today Massachusetts, tomorrow the world
By EDITORIAL  |  June 14, 2007

Next stop: marriage

If we had asked the leadership at Equality Maine about their plan for gay marriage say, two years ago, they would have likely said, “If we told you, we’d have to kill you.”
As New Hampshire enacts civil unions, Maine’s gay-marriage advocates get ready
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  June 08, 2007

The sense of it

First, a brief history lesson: Massachusetts was the second of the original 13 colonies to abolish slavery.
History, biology, and demographics all favor same-sex marriage, but decency compels it
By EDITORIAL  |  May 23, 2007

Advocates cite concern on bill for civil unions

In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day, leaders of Rhode Island’s same-sex marriage movement are concerned that new legislation could prevent the eventual granting of full marriage rights for gays and lesbians.
Equal Rights
By PETER IAN ASEN  |  February 14, 2007

A deadly move against same-sex marriage

Senate president Travaglini has been clear for some time that he opposes same-sex marriage-rights. List of shame: Those who voted to allow a referendum of the right of gays and lesbians to marry
The politics may be even more complicated than you think, but the issue is easy to understand
By EDITORIAL  |  January 03, 2007


Gay marriage spreads to New Jersey, with caution

Following largely in the footsteps of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s 2003 Goodridge decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court last week crafted its own legally and strategically brilliant decision that will extend equal-marriage rights to gay
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 01, 2006

Don't be spooked

The move to make gay marriage unconstitutional should haunt people of good will. Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment? Sign the petition .
Bush and Romney can slow same-sex marriage, but they can’t stop it
By EDITORIAL  |  June 08, 2006

Hard sell

Over the past eight months, Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey (who wants to be governor) has methodically distanced herself from her boss and fellow Republican, Governor Mitt Romney (who wants to be president).
Kerry Healey says she’s a social moderate. Should we believe her?
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 10, 2006