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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

7 months 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

11 months 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

last yearOdd : 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 state Senate passes same-sex marriage

(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 […]

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

last yearLGBT / 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

last yearLGBT / 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

last yearLGBT / 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

last yearLGBT / 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

last yearLGBT / 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

last yearLGBT / 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

Hawaii House passes marriage equality!!

last yearLGBT / Gay : Good As You

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...

BREAKING: Illinois passes marriage equality! We're up to 15 states (plus D.C.)!!

last yearLGBT / Gay : Good As You

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...

Illinois State House Passes Marriage Equality Bill After Months of Delay

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.

Illinois Senate Passes Amended Marriage Equality Bill 32-21; Governor to Sign

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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.

It Passed: Illinois Set to Become 15th State for Marriage Equality

The bill passed the House today, was already approved in the Senate, and the governor will sign it. read more

WATCH LIVE: Ill. Marriage Equality Vote Could Be Today

The bill passed the House today, was already approved in the Senate, and the governor will sign it. read more

ILLINOIS: Senate To Concur With House TODAY, Governor To Sign Marriage Bill

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov: I am thrilled to share that just moments ago, the Illinois House of Representatives passed the historic freedom to marry bill! That was the biggest hurdle we faced to secure marriage equality in Illinois. Show More Summary

Illinois House Passes Marriage Equality Bill 61-54

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Illinois House has passed SB10, the marriage equality bill, in a 61-54 vote. The Illinois Senate Democrats tweeted this afternoon that they are prepared to take action and will do so today. The Senate passed the bill back in...

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