NPR logo

Gay Marriage in Massachusetts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1894006/1894007" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Gay Marriage in Massachusetts

Gay Marriage in Massachusetts

Gay Marriage in Massachusetts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1894006/1894007" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

In less than a week, gay marriage becomes legal in Massachusetts, and the wedding to-do list is longer than usual. Bureaucrats are still working out the kinks, from what forms to use, to the handling of joint property rights, and the matter out-of-state spouses. Join NPR's Joe Palca and his guests for a Massachusetts wedding rehearsal.

Guests:

Keith Bergman
*Town manager of Provincetown, Mass.
*Board of Selectmen there voted to issue marriage licenses to out-of-state gay couples in defiance of a directive by Gov. Mitt Romney that marriage licenses be issued only to gay couples who already live in or plan to live in Massachusetts in the future

Dan Winslow
*Chief legal counsel to Romney

Robert Webb
*Partner in the law firm Nutter, McClennen and Fish, specializing in employee benefits