Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Iowa and Washington Gay Marriage update

In the state of Washington a same-sex domestic partnership bill, which affords the same rights as married couples, passed the State Senate 30-18 mostly along party lines, reports the Associated Press, and was certainly helped by the six openly gay state senators.

Read more at Queerty

Matt McCoy, an openly gay senator in Iowa will introduce a marriage bill that would make marriage a gender-neural affair.

Pink News Writes:

"The bill would remove words such as 'husband' and 'wife' from the state's laws, replacing them with 'spouse'.

The legislation means that if the Iowa Supreme Court was to rule that the state’s Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, same-sex marriage would be legal in Iowa and the language in laws would have to reflect that.

Read More here

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