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Marshall, groundbreaker, to step down as SJC chief

Author of gay-marriage ruling wants ‘final seasons’ with ill spouse

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By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / July 22, 2010

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Margaret H. Marshall, the first woman chief justice of the state’s highest court and the author of the landmark 2003 decision that made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage, announced yesterday that she will retire this fall to spend more time with her ailing husband. (Full article: 1264 words)

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