Friday, February 6, 2009

Updates from the frontlines

Vermont: A bill that would allow homosexual couples to marry is being introduced today in the House. The state currently allows civil unions.

Hawaii: The state house has signed a bill that would allow civil unions between homosexual couples. If signed into law, it would also require Hawaii to recognize same-sex unions or "marriages" from other states.

Washington: Both the state House and Senate are considering bills that would give same-sex couples that same rights as married couples. Lawmakers supporting the bill say that it is a step to passing a law legalizing same-sex marriage for homosexual couples--something they hope will happen next year.

Wyoming: A bill failed today that would have allowed voters to amend the state constitution regarding same-sex marriages. Voters would have been able to decide if the state must recognize same-sex "marriages" performed in other states. Wyoming is currently required to do so. Wyoming already has a law that states marriage can only be between a man and a woman.