Thursday, April 02, 2009

Cross your fingers & say a prayer for marriage equality

Today and tomorrow are big days for those of us looking for equality for our families.

The Vermont House votes on a bill legalizing same-sex marriage today. The Republican governor says he intends to veto the bill, but it has already passed the state Senate with enough votes to overturn a veto. The proposal is expected to pass the House, but the key test will be the number of votes. Will there be enough to override and make this law?

The Iowa Supreme Court will issue its long awaited ruling on marriage equality tomorrow, probably at 8:30 a.m. CDT. If the court rules for equality, Iowa will become the first Midwestern state to allow same-sex couples to marry. If that happens, I see Iowa getting a lot of marriage business from Kansas, Nebraska, et al.

Finally, a warm hug to Sweden, which just legalized same-sex marriage. The new law goes into effect May 1.

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