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View Diary: IL-Gov: Pat Quinn (D) Will Sign Marriage Equality Bill Before The End Of The Month (9 comments)

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  •  Very good news (3+ / 0-)
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    Anima, SouthernLeveller, edwardssl

    Here's hoping Hawaii becomes #16.

    •  Who's up for next year? (2+ / 0-)
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      OR? NM? CO? The GOPers hold the leg in MI, but would a ballot measure pass?

      I think if get past the 50% of states mark (26+), we can get a Loving v. Virginiadecision out of the SCOTUS to get marriage equality nationwide.

      "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

      by SouthernLeveller on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 06:49:43 PM PST

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      •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

        I'm sure SCOTUS already has a number of states in mind before it makes one final absolute ruling. Ridiculous that we have to go through all this, but it is what it is.

        I'm guessing New Mexico is up next. After the Supreme Court hearing Oct 23, ruling could come any day now.

      •  New Mexico and Hawaii are next (1+ / 0-)
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        If Herring is somehow able to pull out the VA-AG race, Virginia will follow in 2014.

        Don't call these racist thugs the tea party, they are *teabaggers*! Please don't insult the original Tea Party as they were patriots. Call them TeaBaggers!

        by TeaBaggersAreRacists on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 07:52:52 PM PST

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    •  Funny thing is that HI may be behind (0+ / 0-)

      But if they're able to get it together and get their marriage equality bill passed and signed, it will take effect before the end of the year (I've read it would become effective on December 1 assuming the process is completed this week), while Illinois will not have marriage equality until next June 1. So which one is actually number 15 and which is actually 16?

      Or will the New Mexico Supreme Court issue a ruling within the next few days immediately legalizing what is already happening in the majority of the state's counties already? In that case NM would be 15, HI would be 16 and IL would be 17.

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