"The plaintiffs volunteer in our schools, worship beside us in our
religious houses, and have children who play with our children, to
mention just a few ordinary daily contacts. We share a common
humanity and participate together in the social contract that is the
foundation of our Commonwealth. Simple principles of decency dictate
that we extend to the plaintiffs, and to their new status, full
acceptance, tolerance and respect. We should do it because it is the
right thing to do."
- Justice John M. Greaney, in a concurring opinion in the Supreme
Judicial Court of Massachusetts's decision on same-sex marriage.