Hillary Goodridge, right, listens as Julie Goodridge talks about her hope for the future in her Boston home. Julie Goodridge and Hillary Goodridge were lead plaintiffs in the Massachusetts court case that eventually led to a 2004 decision allowing same-sex marriage in the state. They are now divorced. Photo by Mary Schwalm, courtesy of USA Today
As the Supreme Court wrestles with the legalization of gay marriage, the Massachusetts couples who successfully challenged their state's ban on gay marriage in 2003 are juggling work and retirement, raising kids who turn down Ivy League colleges and holding joyful family reunions.