Illustration for article titled The Gay Wedding Industrial Complex

Massachusetts, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage for its residents, is feeling a little jealous that California is getting all the attention (and money) for allowing out-of-state residents to marry in same-sex ceremonies. So, on Tuesday, the State Senate in Massachusetts repealed a 1913 law that prevented the state from marrying out-of-state couples. Part of the motivation? Money! Times are tough and B&B owners, caterers, and florists need the extra business from out-of-state gay couples. Of course, the human rights and equality stuff played a factor in the decision too. Either way, we suggest that permanently partnered East Coast Lezebels hoof it up to the Bay State pronto. [NYT]


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