"[In Vermont, Maine and Connecticut] I think a concern was, will I lose my job if I vote for marriage equality? And that goes part and parcel with public opinion. . . . What we've done is show that we're able to protect incumbents who voted the right way when challenges resulted, and as elections proceed two years, four years, six years after the fact it's not an issue for most people."
--MassEquality political director Matt O'Malley, in Bay Windows. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the first legal marriages of same-sex couples in Massachusetts.