Will 2012 Be a Banner Year for Marriage Equality?

Written by scott on January 20th, 2012

Marriage Equality in 2012This could be a landmark year in the marriage equality movement, as several states appear close to enacting marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

Advocates are working to legalize marriage rights for gay couples in Washington State, Maryland and New Jersey; efforts are also underway to pursue civil unions in Colorado. Meanwhile, opponents are hoping to repeal same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.

Washington State could be in the strongest position among other states where advocates are undertaking efforts to legalize marriage equality. The legislation was introduced last week by request from Gov. Chris Gregoire (D), who announced her support in a news conference Jan. 4.

Full Story from The Washington Blade

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