Author of Goodridge Decision in Massachussetts Retires


Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, who authored the Goodridge decision that brought gay marriage to the United States, announced she would retire this October to spend more time with her husband, former NYT columnist Anthony Lewis, who has Parkinson's disease.

Marshall 66, was appointed to the court by GOP Gov. William Weld, and elevated to Chief Justice by GOP Gov. Paul Celluci, who told AP that he disagreed with her decision on gay marriage.

Read the Associated Press article.