Viewed from a room on the 18th floor of Boston's chic and gay-popular Nine Zero Hotel
, which also takes in vistas of the Boston Common
to the far left, the Charles River and Cambridge in the distance, and the Old Granary Burying Ground
in the foreground, the Massachusetts State House
is where legislation was signed making the Bay State the first (and so far only) one in the Union to legalize same-sex marriage.