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(NECN: Scot Yount, Boston) - It the 42th Annual Gay Pride Parade took in Boston on Saturday, marking the changing times.
In particular, President Barack Obama's reversal of position. He now supports gay marriage and is the first U.S. President to do so - and that's not all.
The 1999 federal Defense of Marriage Act defined marriage as between one man and one woman, but it has now been eight years since the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts paved the way for same-sex couples to marry.
Recently, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act's denial of federal benefits to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.
Mass. Governor Deval Patrick won't say the laws in this state had any influence over the president, but believes he made the right decision.
Democrat Joe Kennedy III, who is running for Congress, also weighed in, supporting equality for the LGBT community.
Groups like The Massachusetts Family Institute are not detoured in attempting to preserve DOMA. The case appears headed to the Supreme Court, but there is celebration in Boston on Saturday.