Margaret Marshall

Margaret Marshall, the former chief justice of the Massachusetts State Supreme Court who wrote the landmark decision in Goodridge v. Massachusetts Department of Health that legalized same-sex marriage in that state, will be in Dallas Saturday, Oct. 15, for a “It’s Time Dallas: A Two Day, No-Hate Occasion.”

The event is presented by The Vision Forum, a ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, on Hillcrest Road in Dallas. Marshall will speak that Saturday night, and on Sunday, Oct. 16, photographer Adam Bouska sets up at the church to shoot photos for his ongoing “No H8” campaign.

Marshall — whose ruling in the Goodridge case declared that the Massachusetts Constitution “affirms the dignity and equality of all individuals” and “forbids the creation of second-class citizens” — will speak about that case, about her experiences growing up in South Africa under apartheid, and how her childhood there helped shape her commitment to equality for everyone. Her presentation is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. However, those attending are asked to RSVP by email to

Bouska will begin shooting the No H8 portraits at 1 p.m. the next day. Cost is $40 for individual portraits and $25 per person for couples and group portraits. RSVP online here.

Adam Bouska: No H8