Massachusetts will now allow gay and lesbian couples from other states to marry there. Gov. Deval Patrick today signed a law overturning a 1913 measure originally crafted against interracial marriage, the Globe reports. Massachusetts is the second state, after California, to allow same-sex marriages, regardless of residence. A flood of couples is expected from New York, which does not marry gay couples but recognizes unions from elsewhere.
Patrick said the law "confirms a simple truth: that is, in Massachusetts, equal means equal.” (Read more gay marriage stories.)