Today, HRC urged the Governor of Bermuda — John Rankin — to veto legislation passed by the Bermuda Parliament repealing marriage equality. If the measure becomes law, the British overseas territory will become the first territory in the world to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry. Show More Summary
HRC celebrates the Australian House of Representatives’ overwhelming vote in favor of marriage equality legislation. The measure passed with only four votes against it. The Australian Senate previously passed the measure by a vote of...Show More Summary
It Looks Like Australia Could Pass Marriage Equality as Early as Next Week An Australia marriage equality bill just passed the Senate and could pass the House next week, possibly legalizing same-sex marriage by Christmas Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!
ONE STEP CLOSER! AUSSIE SENATE APPROVES MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL, NOW ON TO HOUSE: The bill passed 43-12 and now heads to the House, where it is also expected to pass. Before today’s vote, Australian Senator George Brandis gave a moving...Show More Summary
An attempt to add a religious-freedom amendment to the measure failed.
The Guardian reports: The Australian Senate has passed a same-sex marriage bill, the first marriage equality bill to pass either house of federal parliament, succeeding where more than 20 previous attempts have failed. Two weeks after...Show More Summary
HRC blasted the Arkansas Senate on Tuesday for passing a mean-spirited, meaningless measure calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as the “union of one man and one woman.” Senate Joint Resolution 7...Show More Summary
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.
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? 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’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.
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
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.