The Illinois House of Representatives will adjourn Friday without voting on marriage equality. The Senate passed its version of the bill back on Valentine’s Day, and Gov. Pat Quinn (D) had promised to sign it into law. As supporters jeered from the gallery, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Greg Harris (D), announced that several colleagues indicated [...]
The Illinois House has until the end of the day Friday to pass marriage equality legislation. Gov. Pat Quinn is ready and willing to sign the bill into law (the Senate already passed it) as soon as the House acts, which could be anyShow More Summary
By Scottie Thomaston The Illinois General Assembly adjourns tomorrow, leaving the state house with only the next two days to pass the marriage equality bill. The state senate passed the bill on Valentine’s Day and since then, legislators have been wrangling privately over the vote: 60 votes are required for passage, and it’s expected to [...]
The Illinois House of Representatives has until Friday to pass a marriage equality bill as the session adjourns on May 31. May 24 marked the deadline for consideration on Senate bills sent to the House, but the deadline on the...
The Nevada Assembly yesterday passed the final vote for this year on a constitutional amendment that would send same-sex marriage to the ballot in 2016, the Review Journal reports: Senate Joint Resolution 13 passed the Assembly on a 27-14 vote,...
In one of those inexpiable political twists, what seems to have been a far bigger lift — marriage equality —passed the state legislature two years ago, while bills to protect transgender New Yorkers keep dying. Now, the state’s two U.S. Senators, Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, are making it clear that the state should correct that problem [...]
By Scottie Thomaston Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton signed the marriage equality bill late this afternoon; The bill passed the Senate yesterday, 37-30, and it passed the state House last week, 75-59. BREAKING: Governor Dayton has just signed the freedom to marry into law. #time4marriage #mnmarriage — Minnesotans United (@MN4allfamilies) May 14, 2013 Daily Kos has [...]
Tags: politics The United Nations marriage equality video It seems like LGBTQ people all over the world are getting good news all the time these days. Yesterday, here in the States, the Minnesota Senate passed marriage equality legislation that the governor has already promised to sign into law. Show More Summary
AP Photo/Jim Mone Thousands filled the Minnesota State Capitol as they waited for word that the Senate had passed the gay marriage bill yesterday. L ast month, Rhode Island came over into the marriage equality column. Last week, it was Delaware. Show More Summary
Twelve down, 38 to go. Minnesota’s Senate voted 37–30 to allow same-sex couples to wed on Monday. It will become the 12th state to do so once Gov. Mark Dayton signs the bill, which he’s expected to do on Tuesday. “God made gays. And God made gays capable of loving other people of the same gender. Show More Summary
Image via. I’m very proud that my home state of Minnesota is set to become the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first Midwestern state to do so without a court order. Yesterday the senate passed the bill, and Gov. Dayton is set to sign into law today. This victory comes right on the heels of marriage [...]
Senator Scott Dibble, the only openly gay member of the state Senate, authored the bill that passed yesterday legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. He put forward his case for marriage equality both eloquently and passionately, making reference to his husband Richard. They had married in California in 2008, and Dibble expressed hope that Minnesota would [...]
Minnesota – that bastion of Catholic Midwestern values – is the twelfth state to grant marriage equality. The State Senate passed it today by 37 votes to 30. The governor will sign it. If you’re a gay Minnesotan, as of August 1, you will be able to marry the person you love.
Minnesota Senate passes marriage equality bill, now only needs governor's signature to become law....
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Just now, after over four hours of debate, the Minnesota Senate voted 37-30 to pass marriage equality legislation, cementing Minnesota as the 12th state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples. The House passed the bill on Thursday with a 75-59 vote, and Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) has promised to sign it as early as [...]
By Jacob Combs The Minnesota state Senate has approved H.F. 1054, which will allow same-sex couples in the state to marry, on a 37-30 vote. The bill now goes to the Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat and equal marriage supporter, for his signature. During the remarkably measured debate, the Senate voted to add the word ‘civil’ [...]
A marriage equality bill is heading to the desk of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton following today’s Senate passage. The governor has vowed to sign the bill, which passed in the House last week. Minnesota will join 11 other states plus the District of Columbia in legalizing marriage for same-sex couples. The law would take effect […]
Minnesota has approved marriage equality after several hours of debate in the state Senate and will become the 12th state in the nation (with the District of Columbia) to offer its citiizens the freedom to marry. The House passed th...
By Scottie Thomaston - Minnesota’s state senate is expected to pass the marriage equality bill when it takes up the bill today. - A story profiling the undecided GOP votes in Minnesota. - Some conservative MPs in the UK are pushing a referendum on marriage equality in order to water down the current legislation. - [...]