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Marriage Victories in Rhode Island, France; Action Pending in Illinois, Delaware, UK

Marriage Victories in Rhode Island, France; Action Pending in Illinois, Delaware, UK

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Rhode Island State Senate has cleared away the last major hurdle to that state becoming the 10th in the nation to allow same-sex couples to marry. In a 26-12 vote on April 24, the Senate approved a version of marriage equality legislation somewhat different than the one adopted earlier this […]

New Zealand Following Uruguay Just Ahead of France on Marriage Equality

BY JOSEPH EHRMAN-DUPRE | A New Zealand bill that would legalize same-sex marriage is due to receive its third and final reading on April 17. NZTV reported, “The bill passed its committee stages with 77 votes to 43 last month and little change was anticipated for the final vote.” The bill is sponsored by lesbian lawmaker […]