Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Illinois to Become the 15th State with Marriage Equality

While Hawaii dithers with a parade of really hateful, oh excuse me, "loving" Christian protestors at their marriage equality debate-a-palooza, Illinois snuck in while no one was looking, and passed it their own selves! The Land of Lincoln becomes the fifteenth state to pass marriage equality, in addition to Washington DC. More than 36% of Americans now live in a state where same-sex couples will be able to legally marry.

There are presently a number of states with court cases that could add to the tally, though Hawaii stands the best chance of becoming state number 16, with the possibility of New Mexico to follow. I'm hopeful that the more states we add, the fewer crazy protest parades we'll be subjected to. It should be becoming clear that this is really no big deal, except to those of us affected. Given that this happened on an election day, it barely even registered in the news!


Illinois Sends Bill Allowing Gay Marriage to Governor

The Illinois House of Representatives voted Tuesday to allow same-sex couples to wed, ending months of delay over the issue in the Capitol and clearing the way for Illinois to become the 15th state, along with the District of Columbia, to permit gay couples to marry. The vote was 61 to 54, mostly along partisan lines, with only three Republicans voting yes. . .

Read more at: New York Times

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