The City of Cambridge and Mayor David P. will host a reception celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Same Sex Marriage on Friday, May 16 at 5 p.m., at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave. The event will include live music and refreshments.
A watershed moment in the history of civil rights, the landmark Goodridge ruling designating the constitutional right of same sex marriages in Massachusetts occurred in 2004 and at midnight on May 16, 2004, Cambridge was the first city in the United States to issue marriage licenses for same sex couples.
This year, Mayor Maher, along with the City administration and the Cambridge GLBT Commission will celebrate this occasion by opening City Hall at 5 pm on May 16 where couples may take or renew their vows to mark this historic moment. Couples who wish to take or renew their vows during this celebration should contact Mayor Maher’s Office at (617) 349-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.