Massachusetts recognizes a same-sex civil as the legal equivalent of a marriage.
Massachusetts. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts It was the first U.S. state to make same-sex marriages legal.
The same laws and procedures that govern traditional marriage also apply to same-sex marriages. There are no special procedures for a same-sex marriage.
Friday's Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriages legal across the United States finalizes a trend that began in Massachusetts in