Today, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the Colorado Civil Union Act, granting same-sex couples access to the range of rights, protections and obligations enjoyed by married couples under Colorado law.
Lambda Legal and GLAD submitted a friend-of-the court brief today arguing that Prop 8—which revoked same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in California—violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
We are so close to having the freedom to marry in Illinois. The Illinois House Executive Committee voted X-X in favor of SB10, the bill that would provide marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois. The bill now advances to the House floor for a vote.
From the Chicago Tribune:
A little more than two years ago, the Illinois General Assembly took a carefully measured step toward marriage equality, the full legal recognition of committed partnerships, regardless of the parties' sexual orientation.