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Marriage Equality Round-Up: Delaware, Minnesota, Rhode Island

Marriage equality continues to move forward at a dizzying pace. Here’s an update:

  1. Delaware: Today, the full Delaware Senate is expected to vote on a bill that would grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry in that state. The measure, which is supported by 54% of Delawareans, has already passed the House of Representatives; pro-equality Democratic Governor Jack Markell has promised to sign it into law if it reaches his desk. Continue reading

Marriage Equality: What a Week!

In the week that I’ve been apartment-hunting with Michael and Rosie in DC, marriage equality has moved forward at a lightning pace. Just in case you haven’t been able to keep up with the daily barrage of freedom-to-marry news, here’s a brief recap.

  1. France gave final approval to marriage equality on Tuesday, April 24. Opponents are challenging the legality of the law before France’s Constitutional Court, but the New York Times reports that that challenge is expected to fail. Pro-equality President François Hollande will sign the measure and same-sex weddings will begin this summer. France is the 14th country in the world to approve nationwide marriage equality (not the 17th, as some reports have erroneously stated). Continue reading