Gay marriage/civil union news clips
Some headlines to click through to for an update on what’s going on around the country…
Civil unions vs. gay marriage in Connecticut. A key legislative committee planned to vote Wednesday on whether to support either same-sex marriage or civil unions in Connecticut. Leaders of the legislature’s judiciary committee said there is more support in their committee and the full general assembly for a civil unions bill.
Gay partnership bill advances in New Mexico. Separate bills ruling out gay marriage and authorizing domestic partnerships in New Mexico have gotten the go-ahead from a state senate committee.
Mass Gov. Romney stance wavers on gay marriage. Gov. Mitt Romney is trying to portray himself as a moderate on gay marriage in Massachusetts, while at the same time appearing more conservative to Republicans outside the state, critics say.
Arizona bill would give rights to same-sex couples. In the midst of an all-out battle to confirm Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage through a proposed state constitutional amendment, one legislator is sponsoring a measure to give gay couples more legal rights.
Same-sex marriage ban clears hurdle in Senate. The Senate advanced a resolution Monday to amend Indiana’s constitution to ban gay marriage. The Senate voted 42-8 to advance the resolution – one that advocates say is crucial for protecting traditional marriage and that critics denounce as unnecessary and discriminatory.
and to the north:
Calgary MP to vote for same-sex marriage bill. Conservative MP Jim Prentice says he will break with his party’s stance on gay marriage and vote to legalize the unions.