Bil Browning

Marriage equality takes a hit in Hawaii and Indiana

Filed By Bil Browning | February 01, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, Hawaii, Indiana, marriage equality, New Jersey, same-sex marriage

The concept of marriage equality has not had it easy in the past few months. Washington DC passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage and Washington kept their domestic partner registration, Alice-through-the-Looking-Glass.jpgbut other states haven't fared as well.

Maine lost at the ballot box after the legislature and governor approved marriage equality. New York's Senate threw a monkey wrench into the works by bucking the House chamber and the Governor to stop marriage equality in its tracks. Same-sex marriage suffered a similar fate in New Jersey.

Last week, a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions passed the Indiana state Senate, but it's expected to die in the House. In Hawaii, lawmakers passed civil unions legislation with a veto-proof majority in the state Senate, but was left to die in the House.

It's like we've gone through the looking glass and weird parodies of real life and fantasy are left swirling around each other. We know the characters but the storylines are so damned nonsensible.


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