It is the turn of Washington to recognize the unions registered out of the state.
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.
2 lawmakers of Florida decided to push domestic partnership whereas gay marriage was ban in the constitution.
Two lawmakers will push to pass a law to legalize the gay marriage in Washington the next year.
The governor of Delaware, Jack Markell, signed the bill allowing gay and lesbian couples to be under a civil union or a domestic partnership.
In 10 years, the number of self-identified gay and lesbian couples in United-States has almost doubled according to 2010 Census.
Protect Marriage Washington will not obtain from the Supreme Court to keep names of anti-domestic partnerships voters secret.
Normally, the constitution of Montana must grant equality of treatment for all people so for gays and lesbians also. Based on this, ACLU will defend Mary Anne Guggenheim and her partner of 27 years, Jan Donaldson.
Washington almost approved the measure to recognize out-of-state domestic partnerships, it just needs the signature of the Governor.
On Lezbelib, we are used to talk about politics. It is always important to know what's going on and to know a little bit people who represent us, no matter their gender.
Recently, Cathy, Cael and E-Li had the opportunity to interview James F. Haning II, an openly gay Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District of Nevada.
We were interested in his ambitions and how he thought he could represent the LGBTQ community if he wins. Which are his projects? What will he fight for? We also approached the simple fact of being an openly gay candidate and what that implies.