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Gay Pride Group Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling On Marriage


Gay rights activists in western Massachusetts continue to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. 

Springfield Pride held a rally Thursday for  people to talk about what the court’s ruling means for them personally and for the gay rights movement in general.   The openly-gay mayor of Holyoke, Alex Morse said the court sent a powerful message, especially to young people, about equal rights.

Amaad Rivera, founder and president of Springfield Pride said  nothing feels better than..justice.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.