Yesterday, the Massachusetts House passed a bill to repeal the 1913 law that prevented most same-sex couples who live outside Massachusetts from traveling there to marry. There had been some speculation that this bill might stall in the House because some legislators did not want to vote on measures dealing with same-sex marriage in an election year. Nevertheless, the bill passed by a wide margin and followed a unanimous vote in the Massachusetts Senate earlier this month. It is expected that the bill will go to Governor Deval Patrick later this week. Governor Patrick has indicated that he will sign the bill into law.