Saturday, February 5, 2011
I forgot to note an important bit of news last Monday. Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed a civil union bill! No, it isn't marriage or even equal to marriage. But it is a hard fought step forward. Congratulations Illinois! There are now five states, plus DC, that permit gays to marry and ten states that offer civil unions. Coming up soon are Maryland and Rhode Island. The law takes effect on June 1.