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A 22-Year-Old Became His City’s First Openly Gay Mayor. Now, He’s Running For Congress

Alex Morse became his city’s first openly gay mayor when he was elected almost a decade ago at the age of 22. Now, he’s running for Congress. Morse was elected mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts after beating an incumbent who was more than three times his age. Now 31, Morse is facing…

Polyamorous Relationships Granted Rights in Massachusetts City

The city of Somerville, Mass., near Boston, has approved a domestic-partnership ordinance that includes polyamorous relationships, believed to be the first in the nation. The ordinance will allow registered domestic partners the right to visit one another in the hospital — a concern especially during the coronavirus pandemic — and…

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Signs Law Banning Gay Cure Therapy

Massachusetts has become the 16th state to enact a ban on gay conversion therapy, as Republican governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law. On Monday (April 8), Baker signed a bill that outlaws “sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts [for] patients less than 18 years of age.” The…