With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein, and their song from the musical "Carousel," "June is busting out all over," I simply felt this song fit my mood as I read of all these states that, either before or California Supreme Court's ruling for gay and lesbian marriage, are celebrating, expanding, or revising their domestic partnership and civil union laws, even in this presidential year of voting. Gutsy!
For example, there is this tid-bit from www.365gay.com:
Civil Unions Come Into Effect In Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra) Same-sex couples began arriving at the Registrar General's office Tuesday as the civil union law in the Australian Capital Territory came into effect.
Miami-Dade OKs Domestic Partner Benefits
(Miami, Florida) The Miami-Dade County Commission voted 8-4 Tuesday to create a domestic partner registry for the county and to extend health insurance and other benefits to the domestic partners of county employees.
(St. Paul, Minnesota) The Minnesota House has passed legislation that would allow local governments to to offer health and other benefits to the same-sex partners of their workers.
Year Of Waiting For Conn. Gay Marriage Ruling
(Hartford, Connecticut) One year ago this week the Connecticut Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving 8 same-sex couples seeking the right to marry.