Finally some good news in Eastern Europe! Estonia has legalized civil unions for same-sex couples.
The State of Arizona will be sued to determine whether it has the right to discriminate partners of gay employees.
The Supreme Court of Wisconsin upheld a law that recognizes same-sex couples does not violate the state constitution and thus give them access to certain rights, even if the equal marriage is not yet recognized.
A few months ago, Chattanooga's Mayor Andy Berke supported the LGBT community by saying that he was favorable to an expansion of benefits to city employees in domestic partnerships. The city council gets ready to discuss this legislation during a public hearing.
A group of married gay and lesbian soldiers decided to sue the federal government because it refuses them the recognition, benefits and family support which are granted to heterosexual soldiers but who are not granted to gays and to lesbians because of DOMA.
Currently, the state of Montana only grants domestic partnerships to gay and lesbian couples and a lot of rights are not available concerning inheritance, equal tax benefits and the power to make financial decisions for their partners.
The judges of the Montana Supreme Court hear a request to stop these discriminations but rejected it (4-3 votes) thinking that would involve a confusion.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan decided to file a lawsuit to fight against a discriminatory new law which prohibits a lot of public entities to provide health care insurance to their employees' domestic partners.
There are a few days, he was elected becoming the first openly gay member of the City Council of Cincinnati and he already plans to provide to equal benefits for city employees with same-sex partners.
2 lawmakers of Florida decided to push domestic partnership whereas gay marriage was ban in the constitution.