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Obstacles Remain for Massachusetts Gay Marriage

David Wilson, left, and Rob Compton took their fight for the right to marry to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and won.They're planning to get married next fall.
Tovia Smith, NPR News
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David Wilson, left, and Rob Compton took their fight for the right to marry to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and won.They're planning to get married next fall.

The recent Massachusetts high court ruling saying the state constitution gives same-sex couples the right to full-fledged marriage has been welcomed by many gays and lesbians. Even so, the obstacles and hurdles ahead make many wonder whether the ruling will ever go into effect. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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Tovia Smith is an award-winning NPR National Correspondent based in Boston, who's spent more than three decades covering news around New England and beyond.