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What Marriage Equality Had Going for It That Other Movements Don’t (Maybe)

3 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Looking at how marriage equality came to be in comparison to other social movements, Massachusetts' state Senate passes a bill with trans protections in public accomodations, girlfriends who are prom king and queen in Florida and more! The post What Marriage Equality Had Going for It That Other Movements Don’t (Maybe) appeared first on Autostraddle.

Kentucky Senate Passes ‘License to Discriminate’ Bill

The bill, which creates special protections for faith-based objections to marriage equality, now goes on to the House for consideration.

Should Gay Cousins Be Allowed to Marry?

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Should gay cousins be allowed to marry? Independent Irish Senator David Norris told the Seanad’s upper house that “yes,” they should, during a debate over the marriage equality bill on Wednesday evening. The bill, which has passed t… The post Should Gay Cousins Be Allowed to Marry? appeared first on Towleroad.

Guam Senate Passes Marriage Equality And Employment Nondiscrimination Bills

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Guam’s Senate quickly passed a LGBT employment nondiscrimination bill and an official marriage equality bill today that formally adheres to the Obergefell decision in the U.S. Sen. Nerissa Bretania Underwood, who created Bill No. 119 dubbed the… The post Guam Senate Passes Marriage Equality And Employment Nondiscrimination Bills appeared first on Towleroad.

Arkansas State Senator: The Majority Grants the Minority Their Rights “By Choice”

After the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling, Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert was livid. (You may recognize him as the same politician who recently passed a bill to erect a Ten Commandments monument on Capitol property.) He...Show More Summary

BREAKING: North Carolina House Votes To Override Governor's Veto On Magistrates Same-Sex Marriage Refusal Bill

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The override passed by a mere three votes.UPDATE: From the Campaign For Southern Equality. "Senate Bill 2 is unconstitutional, and will undoubtedly be challenged in court. This bill, which will now become law, is discriminatory and treats gay and lesbian couples as second class citizens. Show More Summary

Texas Republicans Are Trying To Pass Useless Laws Just To Show How Much They Hate Marriage Equality

"Who forces a clergy to marry someone they don't want to? It's unheard of,” State Senator John Whitmire said. The post Texas Republicans Are Trying To Pass Useless Laws Just To Show How Much They Hate Marriage Equality appeared first on ThinkProgress.

One Alabama lawmaker proposes just getting the courts out of the marriage business

With Alabama's recent, brief, chaotic attempt at marriage equality in mind, Republican Sen. Greg Albritton has proposed Senate Bill 377 to "bring order out of chaos," he says. Under the proposed law, which passed the Senate Judiciary...Show More Summary

Irish Senator Warns Mother's Day May Be Banned If Marriage Equality Referendum Passes: VIDEO

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Car crash Irish senator Fidelma Healy Eames has suggested that Mother’s Day will be banned if the May referendum on same-sex marriage is passed

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A reader passed it along: This Facebook post is from a CT Supreme Court justice. When he was a state senator, he was the main proponent and author (I think) of Connecticut’s marriage equality law (which was ultimately never passed – a court decision beat the legislature to the punch). He posted it around 8 […]

Maya Angelou Once Called New York Senators to Persuade Them to Pass Marriage Equality

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In 2009, Maya Angelou, who died this morning at the age of 86, placed three calls to New York state senators urging them to support marriage equality. The New York Times reported (five years ago today): In a telephone interview,...

Illinois Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Repeal Marriage Equality Law

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Illinois Republican Senator Kyle McCarter has introduced a bill to repeal the state's marriage equality law which passed last October and takes effect in June, Buzzfeed reports: McCarter introduced Senate Bill 2637 to repeal the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness...

Hawaii legalizes gay marriage

3 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

The aloha state just said "I do" to marriage between same-sex partners. Above, a photo from Tim Sakahara of Hawaii News Now: Marriage equality supporters rejoice as the Senate passes SB1HD1.

Hawaii Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill 19-4; Governor to Sign

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Great news. Hawaii's Senate has just passed the amended version of SB1, the marriage equality bill, in a 19-4 vote. The bill will now head to Governor Neil Abercrombie's desk for signature as soon as tomorrow!

LIVE VIDEO: Final Hawaii Marriage Vote

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Watch live right now as the Hawaii Senate makes its concurrence vote on the marriage equality bill passed on Friday by the state House. Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to sign the bill in the morning.

Today's The Day For Hawaii

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Hawaii Senate will vote today to concur with the amended marriage equality bill passed on Friday by the state House. The Senate already voted 20 to 4 backing the bill and the amendments aren't expected to change any minds in Tuesday's final vote. Show More Summary

Marriage Equality to Be Finalized in Hawaii Today; Governor Could Sign Wednesday - VIDEO

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hawaii's Senate addresses the marriage equality bill today and its House amendments. The bill is expected to easily pass and could be signed by Wednesday, Hawaii News Now reports: The jubilation is expected to continue for same sex marriage supporters....

HAWAII: Senate To Pass Marriage Equality Bill In Concurrence Vote On Tuesday

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yesterday the president of the Hawaiian Senate announced that he will recommend that his chamber accept the amended marriage equality bill. Passage will come on Tuesday. Abercrombie is expected to sign the marriage equality bill into law shortly after he receives it from the Senate. Show More Summary

Hawaii Senate to Pass Marriage Equality Bill on Tuesday; Weddings to Begin December 2

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Marriage equality is pretty much assured in Hawaii next week, the Star Advertiser reports: The state Senate on Tuesday will agree to the state House's version of a marriage equality bill and send it to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his....

WATCH: Hawaii Passes Marriage Equality

After more than a week of often heated debate, Hawaii's House passed the Marriage Equality Act by a vote of 30-19. After a confirmation vote from the Senate, the bill will go to supportive Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature. read more

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