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Statement of Governor Patrick on President Obama's Support for Same-Sex Marriage


Location: Boston, MA

The following is a statement of Governor Deval Patrick on President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage:

"President Obama has once again affirmed that we are a country that stands for the basic values of equality and opportunity. Since 2004, same-sex couples in Massachusetts have had the security of knowing that their families have the same rights and protections as every other family, including health care benefits and hospital visitation rights. The President's words today give same-sex couples across the country still awaiting those rights a powerful reason to feel hopeful."

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