Reports & Research

Supporters of marriage equality re-elected in Massachusetts, 2004

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November 02, 2004

Despite efforts by Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney to make same-sex marriage a wedge issue, all of the incumbent Massachusetts state legislators who voted against an anti-gay marriage amendment were re-elected in 2004.

Support for equal treatment of same-sex couples need not be an election liability. These election results demonstrate that constituents will re-elect pro-marriage incumbents.