Massachusetts lawmakers are close to banishing a 1913 law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages. The Massachusetts House voted 118 to 35 today to repeal the 1913 law. Earlier this month state senators approved a bill to repeal the law. The measure now heads to Gov. Deval Patrick, who, according to the Boston Globe, is expected to sign it. The repeal will allow out-of-state couples to marry in Massachusetts, which has recognized same-sex marriages since 2004. See ACS National Convention discussions on marriage equality here and here.