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Same-sex marriage

I think Illinois has the potential to become the next state to have same-sex marriage.

What other states would follow?

by Anonymousreply 701/23/2013

It looks like Rhode Island is going to be next.

by Anonymousreply 101/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 201/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 301/23/2013

Hawaii may beat them all.

by Anonymousreply 401/23/2013

Delaware perhaps, following Maryland's lead.

by Anonymousreply 501/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 601/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 701/23/2013
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