"Brian Patrick Lees" is a Massachusetts politician, who served as the Clerk of Courts for Hampden County, Massachusetts/Hampden County. Until 2007, he had been the Massachusetts Senate/State Senator from the First Hampden and Hampshire District and the Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader.

Lees represented the Massachusetts communities of Springfield, Massachusetts/Springfield, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts/East Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts/Hampden, Longmeadow, Massachusetts/Longmeadow, Ludlow, Massachusetts/Ludlow and Wilbraham, Massachusetts/Wilbraham, in the county of Hampden County, Massachusetts/Hampden; and Belchertown, Massachusetts/Belchertown and Granby, Massachusetts/Granby, in the county of Hampshire County, Massachusetts/Hampshire.

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Gay marriage has begun, and life has not changed for the citizens of the commonwealth, with the exception of those who can now marry, ... This amendment which was an appropriate measure or compromise a year ago, is no longer, I feel, a compromise today.

Its time has come!