The California Supreme Court has given notice that it will hand down its decision in the challenge to Proposition 8 on Tuesday, May 26. Try not to let this preoccupy you during the Memorial Day weekend.
As reported in the New York Times, the New York state Assembly has voted 89-52 in favor of a bill opening civil marriage to same-sex couples. Proponents and opponents of the measure, which Governor Patterson supports, are now concentrating their efforts on the state Senate, where the defeat or passage of the bill is uncertain. Will New York become the sixth state in the U.S. to afford same-sex couples marriage equality?
"There's no stopping us now/Our love is here to stay"
The Associated Press has reported that Maine has just become the fifth state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Like Vermont, they did so through a vote of their state legislature. The Northeast is once again proving itself a leader on liberty and equality, and it's easy to understand why so many people feel a sense of momentum behind the drive for marriage equality.
The Associated Press has reported that the Maine legislature has voted in favor of a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry. If they vote "yes" a second time and Maine's governor, who has not decided whether to sign it, approves it, Maine would become the first state allowing same-sex couples to marry and the fourth in New England!