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Massachusetts’ highest court ruled today that gay marriage is permitted under the state’s constitution, but stopped short of allowing licenses to be issued to the seven couples who filed the lawsuit. Massachusetts’ legislature has 180 days to decide whether the state will become the first to legalize gay marriage.

Guests:

Fred Thys, he followed the court case for WBUR

Patricia Logue, national legal director, Lambda Legal, a national gay rights organization. She was an attorney on the Lawrence vs. Texas case in the Supreme Court that was decided in June

Maggie Gallagher, president, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy. She is co-author of “The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially.”

Alan Wolfe, professor of political science and director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. He is author of “The Transformation of American Religion: How We Actually Practice Our Faith” and “One Nation, After All.” Randall Kennedy, On Point News Analyst, professor of law at Harvard University

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