Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NC versus Hawaii

This is fascinating: on the day that a State Senator of NC has started legislation that would outlaw marriage equality in the state of NC (amendment to the state constitution), Hawaii's legislature has passed civil unions!

Hawaii lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday to allow civil unions for same-sex couples, marking an end to what the governor called an "emotional process" for a longtime battleground in the gay rights movement.

Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office said he intends to sign the bill into law within 10 business days. Civil unions would begin Jan. 1, 2012, making the state the seventh in the nation to grant essentially the same rights of marriage to same-sex couples without authorizing marriage itself.

What a country!

The tide is turning toward marriage equality for all...and some Republican lawmakers will seem antiquated...again.



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