"The nation's eyes were on Massachusetts today, and they saw a triumph for civil rights and fundamental fairness. Today's historic vote will have a national impact on civil rights for years to come. Massachusetts has led the nation in education, in health care and in biotechnology, and today Massachusetts renewed its commitment as a proud leader in civil rights."
--Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) on the Massachusetts vote for marriage equality. Sen. Kennedy died Tuesday night after a long struggle with brain cancer