Victory in the marriage-equality movement has lately seemed inevitable. On Election Day 2012, the number of marriage-equality states doubled from three to six because of first-ever wins at the ballot box. This year has been almost dizzying: marriage equality came to Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota within a three-week span in the spring. Victory in the Prop 8 case yielded the biggest prize by far: California. And within the last few weeks, both New Jersey and Illinois have climbed on board. New Mexico and Hawaii seem sure to follow, bringing the number to 17 states (and the District of Columbia). Is the fight over? It’s starting to seem that way even to anti-marriage-equality activist Maggie Gallagher, who recently conceded that the cause of preserving “traditional marriage” was probably lost.
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DENVER – It’s a great move, although, I wish it was a Gay Marriage Bill, but this will be a start. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill, which would go into effect May 1st this year. The vote was 39-26 which included 2 votes from house Republicans.
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This is a big week for the marriage equality movement, with states across the country taking long strides towards civil unions and same-sex marriage. Supporters are eagerly anticipating major votes in state legislatures, due any day now.
Here’s an update on some of the latest action from the usual suspects, with a surprise guest appearance.
Back in late December, I posted something similar, regarding an earlier vote that ended up failing to reach the floor, due to absent supporters in the lame duck session, and now, according to an article over at Huffington Post Chicago, it looks even more promising that it will pass. There are a lot of issues in Illinois, that put it in a bad light, Corruption, Corporate Tax Rates, and it’s huge deficit. Passage of this bill, will not only satisfy the dreams and hopes of so many people, it will also put a favorable light on the state. Committed gay & lesbian couples currently can have limited civil unions, and what they want is marriage, and nothing less.