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Massachusetts made national headlines in May when same-sex marriage became law. But before the landmark day arrived, legislators worked feverishly at the State House on the issue – some trying to block the law, some trying to alter it, and others working to save it. March 29: Legislators debated gay marriage during the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention while people on both sides of the issue gathered outside the State House.
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Massachusetts made national headlines in May when same-sex marriage became law. But before the landmark day arrived, legislators worked feverishly at the State House on the issue – some trying to block the law, some trying to alter it, and others working to save it.

March 29: Legislators debated gay marriage during the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention while people on both sides of the issue gathered outside the State House.
(Globe Staff Photo / Pat Greenhouse)