By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

  BOSTON, August 26, 2008 ( – The repeal of the so-called Massachusetts 1913 law, that declared it illegal for couples to get married in Massachusetts if their unions would be illegal in their home states, is being challenged by the state’s leading pro-family group MassResistance.

  An Associated Press report said that Attorney General Martha Coakley authorized a referendum question initiated by MassResistance, to appear on the November 2010 ballot, proposing to reinstate the nearly century old law barring out-of-state couples from marrying in Massachusetts.

  MassResistance now needs to gather signatures from 33,297 registered voters by Oct. 29 in order to have the question appear on the ballot.

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