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Massachusetts AG now supports gay marriage ruling

[JURIST] One day after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced it would hear arguments [JURIST report] challenging its decision to legalize same-sex marriage, Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly [official website] told reporters Friday that he now supports the ruling. He had previously opposed the unions, and initially spoke out against the court's November 2003 ruling [press release]. Reilly, who is expected to announce that's he a Democratic candidate for governor, also said that he's not in favor of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, and as Attorney General is opposed to taking away rights once they are granted. Skeptics call Reilly's statements nothing more than "pre-race politicking". Saturday's Boston Globe has more.

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