The Legislature met in joint session as a constitutional convention on February 11, and after six hours of debate rejected two amendments, one proposed by House Speaker Thomas M. He called the amendment "wrong-hearted and wrong-headed" and defended the procedure: Federal law does not recognize same-sex civil marriage, and same-sex spouses will remain individual filers for federal purposes. At the present time, Maryland is the only income tax collecting state that recognizes gay marriage but has no legislation permitting same sex couples to file a joint state return or as married filing separately. Employers should report the reduced Massachusetts income figure on the wage statement the employer furnishes the employee by January
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On May 17, Richard Blumenthal wrote in a letter to Romney that the status of an out-of-state same-sex marriage in Connecticut was not "automatically void", and Patrick C. The Supreme Judicial Court stayed the entry of judgment in Goodridge for days; thus same-sex marriage is recognized in Massachusetts on May 16, I am confident that I will find the information that I need. An attorney for the plaintiffs said: Archived from the original on January 28, News coverage of the day's events in Massachusetts was extensive, though limited outside the United States.
Archived from the original on October 17, Archived from the original on June 5, Those members who now seek to avoid their lawful obligations, by a vote to recess without a roll call vote by yeas and nays on the merits of the initiative amendment If a large estate is bequeathed to a same sex spouse, the spouse could potentially owe a significant amount of estate tax. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino 's attempt to extend health care benefits to city employees' domestic partners by executive order, instead  was successfully challenged by the Catholic Action League in court. University of New Hampshire's Survey Center. On May 16,Cambridge, which the New York Times described as having "a well-known taste for erudite rebelliousness", decorated the wooden staircases of City Hall with white organza.