She may be best known for writing the majority opinion in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, the landmark case that granted same-sex couples the right to marry in Massachusetts. But Margaret Marshall, the first female chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, authored more than 300 opinions and was involved in hundreds more during her time on the bench. Growing up in South Africa at a time when women weren’t expected to work, she never dreamed that she would one day become a lawyer. This is the (short) story of her journey to the top legal spot in the Bay State.