Equality in the News: Friday Round-up
The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act passed the US House by a wide margin.
New Hampshire's State Senate voted to legalize marriage for Granite State same-sex couples. The vote was a dramatic last minute reversal of what was thought to be a sure defeat only the day before. The final decision rests in the hands of Gov. Lynch (D) who may or may not veto. Follow developments on a great blog: www.bluehampshire.com.
Finally, Maine's State Senate also passed a marriage bill. As the House is even more liberal than the Senate, the bill is expected to reach the Governor's desk with a week or so. Gov. Baldacci hasn't said whether or not he'll sign the bill. Bluehampshire.com is a good source of information as this unfolds, as is www.pamshouseblend.com or www.turnmaineblue.com.
When it rains, it pours.