Mass. Court Rules Gay Marriage Benefits Not Retroactive

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that marriage benefits for gay couples can't be applied retroactively to the time before same-sex marriage was legalized in the state. The Supreme Judicial Court issued the ruling as part of a malpractice case brought by Michelle Charron and Cynthia Kalish, who had lived as a couple for more than a decade before getting married as soon as it became legal in 2004. The year before their marriage, Charron was diagnosed with breast cancer....Full Story
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