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
"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.
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
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
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 […]
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 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...
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.
(CNN) - The Hawaii state Senate voted Tuesday to pass a bill relating to same-sex marriage rights, according to a statement from Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office. "In Hawaii, we believe in fairness, justice and human equality," Abercrombie said. "We embrace the Aloha spirit and respect one another. Today, we celebrate our diversity defining us rather […]
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!
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.
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
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....
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
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....
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
By a vote of 30–19, the Hawaii House of Reps. gave final approval to the long-debated marriage bill. The bill must go back to the state Senate, where it has already passed. But marriage equality is as good as done...
By a vote of 61–54, the Illinois House just passed the marriage equality bill. The bill will immediately go back to the Senate, where it has already passed, and then it will go to the desk of supportive Gov. Pat...
Today the Illinois state House passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (SB 10) on a vote of 61-54. The Illinois state Senate passed the bill in February on a vote of 34 to 21.
The Illinois Senate has passed SB10, the amended marriage equality bill passed by the House an hour ago. The Senate passed the bill 32-21 and it will now go to Governor Pat Quinn, who has promised to sing it.