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SJC nominee tells of threats
Ireland recalls firestorm of reaction to 2003 same-sex marriage ruling
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Gays & lesbians; Nominations; Judiciary; State court decisions; Records & achievements; Same sex marriage; Death threats
Author: Levenson, Michael
Date: Dec 1, 2010
Start Page: B.1
Section: Metro
Abstract (Document Summary)

The lecture and article offer a rare view of life on the court during one of its most controversial periods and new insight into the extraordinary precautions taken even before the landmark decision was issued. Ireland recalled one particularly startling episode, when protesters opposed to gay marriage came to Eliot Congregational Church in Roxbury one Sunday and demanded his expulsion from the church where he was married and had worshiped for 40 years.

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