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Stuart Wilder Wells IV, left, and his partner, Lawton Phillips Bourn, waited at Newburyport District Court.
Stuart Wilder Wells IV, left, and his partner, Lawton Phillips Bourn, waited at Newburyport District Court. (Globe Staff Photo / Janet Knott) Globe Staff Photo / Janet Knott
Waivers granted

Some couples avoid 3-day wait to wed

By Shelley Murphy and Jennifer Longley
Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent / May 18, 2004

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Gay couples who arrived at courts around the state yesterday smiling, holding hands, some carrying single long-stem roses, were ushered before judges more accustomed to navigating the tense issues of divorce and child custody than the joyful rush to marry. (Full Article: 634 Words)

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