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Marriage is Booming | What about Civil Unions?

Marriage supporters gather at Chicago rally celebrating the Illinois General Assembly's passing of the marriage bill.
Marriage supporters gather at Chicago rally celebrating the Illinois General Assembly’s passing of the marriage bill.

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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Marriage equality in all of Brazil?!

A gay couple kisses during the 2nd Gay P

In the past few months several states in Brazil have approved same-sex marriage, and thanks to Brazil’s National Council of Justice, now all of Brazil has marriage equality!

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Marriage News Watch- RI becomes 10th US State to pass marriage equality, more soon to come

Rhode Island passed a same-sex marriage bill last week making it the 10th state in the US to do so, now every state a part of New England has same-sex marriage. Delaware might be the next state to jump on board, and civil unions start in Colorado and possibly Arizona.

Colorado | House Passes Civil Unions Bill

coloradoDENVER – 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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Texas polls show surprising support, y’all

ImageA new Equality Texas poll shows a slim majority of Lone Star voters supporting marriage equality.

You read that correctly. A Texan majority for marriage. Continue reading Texas polls show surprising support, y’all