I think Illinois has the potential to become the next state to have same-sex marriage.
What other states would follow?
It looks like Rhode Island is going to be next.
Yeah Rhode Island and Illinois are both pushing for it. Rhode island is the last new england hold out so it would be cool to have a huge region. Obviously Illinois is a big state so that would increase the number of people who could get them by a lot.
There will be a push in Minnesota this year with Democrats in the governor's office and controlling the Legislature. We beat a constitutional ban last fall and the campaign apparatus that defeated it has shifted its attention to the statehouse and a vote on gay marriage that could come in late April or May.
Hawaii may beat them all.
Delaware perhaps, following Maryland's lead.
Two members--one Republican, and one Democrat--in the Wyoming State Assembly (of all places) introduced a marriage equality bill. I don't expect that will get anywhere, but it's kind of remarkable all the same.
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And in RI the marriage equality bill just passed the House Judiciary Committee with a unanimous vote. Add that a full 56% of the members of the House are co-sponsors of the bill.
Now the Senate is more interesting. The leadership team there headed by M. Therese Paiva-Weed D-Newport, has voiced their opposition.
But we have 40% of the Senate on lock as co-sponsor. So all we need is an additional 10% and the bill passes.