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By Shaun Knittel | Tuesday May 15, 2012
Does President Obama’s admission that he has ’evolved’ on gay marriage point to an incremental approach, with civil unions serving as a way station? Or have we waited too long for full equality to accept half a loaf, even temporarily?
By Erika Niedowski | Monday Jul 4, 2011
The civil unions bill approved by RI lawmakers includes language that would allow religious organizations to dismiss the rights given to gay couples in a civil union.
Sunday May 1, 2011
After playing a key role in defeating a push for gay marriage, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has urged Rhode Island lawmakers to reject an alternative establishing civil unions for gay couples, calling them a "stepping stone" to gay marriage.
By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Apr 27, 2011
Acknowledging Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill does not have enough votes to pass in the state Senate; gay House Speaker Gordon Fox (D-Providence) announced on Wednesday, April 27, he will sponsor a civil unions bill.
By Randall Chase | Friday Apr 15, 2011
A bill that makes Delaware the eighth state to allow civil unions or domestic partnerships for same-sex couples has cleared the legislature and Gov. Jack Markell said Thursday he looks forward to signing the measure into law.
By Randall Chase | Friday Apr 8, 2011
The state House on Thursday approved a bill offering legal recognition to same-sex couples in Delaware and giving them the same rights and obligations granted to married couples while a bill allowing same-sex civil unions cleared the Senate.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Apr 7, 2011
It wasn’t so long ago that simply being gay in the Republic of Ireland made one a criminal. On April 5, the civil union of two men in a committed life partnership marked how far GLTBs in that nation have come.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Apr 4, 2011
Colorado lawmakers killed a bill that would have provided gay and lesbian families in that state with legal protections in the form of civil unions.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Mar 31, 2011
Delaware’s state senate is set to mull civil unions, and an anti-gay Illinois amendment has been relegated to the dustbin. But Indiana’s anti-gay amendment is on track to go before voters--and Montana lawmakers failed to take an anti-gay law off the books
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Mar 15, 2011
GLBT equality advocates in Delaware have announced that they are aiming to see a bill brought to state lawmakers that would extend civil unions to gay and lesbian families. An anti-gay group is already working to kill the bill.
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