on the issue of whether denying the right to marry to gay couples violates the Massachusetts' constitution.
Applying a rational basis test (the lowest level of scrutiny) they ruled the bann on gay marriage was unconstitutional. The opinion is here (pdf)
The Court cites one quote that I like because it expresses an idea that I hold.
"The history of constitutional law "is the story of the extension of constitutional rights and protections to people once ignored or excluded." United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515, 557 (1996)"The founding on this Country was based on some great principles. They weren't always applied very well.