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(NECN: Boston, Mass.) - Sunday marked five years of marriage equality in Massachusetts. Dozens of same sex couples surrounded by their children, celebrated the anniversary outside the Eliot School in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. The event was hosted by the group MassEquality. The couples received small spruce trees as a symbol of their fifth, or wood anniversary. "It just makes a lot more sense for families like ours being able to give our energy toward our communities and our schools and our kids, you know all of that stuff, than wrangling over the rights that we need to take care of our kids and take care of each other," said Claire Humphrey of Jamaica Plain standing by her wife Vickie Henry. Massachusetts is one of five states where gay marriage is legal - the others are Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and Iowa.