Mixed reaction about whether state lawmakers in Massachusetts will obey the state's highest court.
The court ruled today that gay couples are legally entitled to marry under the state constitution -- but it stopped short of allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples who had sued the state.
The court is ordering the state Legislature to come up with a solution within six months.
A Boston lawyer says the decision from a sharply divided court is a "total victory" for supporters of same-sex marriage. She says the justices are telling state lawmakers what they want them to do -- and she doubts the lawmakers would defy the court.
But a Massachusetts law student isn't so sure. She says she's worried state lawmakers will -- in her words -- "try to weasel out of it somehow."
A former Boston mayor and U-S ambassador to the Vatican criticized the ruling. Ray Flynn tells a Boston TV station the ruling is a -- quote -- "major setback for the sacred institution of marriage as the relationship between one man and one woman."
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