Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) persons in massachusetts have the same rights and responsibilities as cisgender heterosexuals. State of massachusetts is one of the most lgbt-friendly states in the country. State to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the decision in goodridge v. A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples, nolo, 2020 this online book is not specific to massachusetts. Making it legal a guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnership and civil unions, frederick c. Hertz with emily doskow, nolo, 2018 this online book is not specific to massachusetts. S state of massachusetts since may 17, 2004, as a result of the massachusetts supreme judicial court (sjc) ruling in goodridge v. Department of public health that it was unconstitutional under the massachusetts constitution to allow only opposite-sex couples to marry. Massachusetts became the sixth jurisdiction in the world (after the.). Marcia kadish, 56, and tanya mccloskey, 52, of malden, massachusetts, marry at cambridge city hall in massachusetts, becoming the first legally married same-sex partners in the united states. nearly half of lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth in massachusetts have considered taking their own lives, as compared to 11 percent of their non-lgb peers. That means there are a total of 10,654 gay households in the bay state. Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in massachusetts. After analyzing 53 cities with over 1,000 households, weve determined these are the gayest cities in massachusetts for 2020. The massachusetts commission on lgbtq youth advises others in state government on effective policies, programs,. The original governors commission on gay and lesbian youth was designed to respond to high suicide risk among gay and lesbian youth in the commonwealth. This is a list of gay, lesbian, and bisexual americans who have served in the united states congress. As of november 2020, there are ten openly lgbtq members of the 117th congress, all of whom are democrats. This list only includes people who are openly lgbtq or were identified posthumously by their families as members of the lgbtq community. history went and got itself made in many ways, one of which being that america got its first openly gay senator (keyword openly, avoiding any obvious jokes about the silly anti-gay senator.). First you have to determine if the guy youre interested in is gay or straight.