When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued the Goodridge decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth, many people inside and outside the state became concerned about couples coming from other states to marry in Massachusetts. In the first few days of same-sex marriage, marriage licenses were issued to non-residents, and have resulted in decisions such
Goodridge v. Department of Public Health
Charron v. Amaral: Same-sex marriage benefits do not apply retroactively
By Kysa Crusco on
Posted in Civil Union, Divorce, Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage
Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an opinion in the case of Charron v. Amaral that held that marriage benefits for same-sex couples do not apply retroactively to the Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decision.
The case involves a couple, Michelle Charron and Cynthia Kalish, who began dating in 1990, moved in…