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Rtael
Aug 29th, 2005, 04:43 AM
I was wondering if anyone can help me out with info or links for states that already have gay civil unions, or have proposed them, and if so, what the exact wording of the bill is: what privileges it gives to same-sex couples, what the requirements are for the union, etc. In November I'm going to a mock state legislature assembly and will have to introduce a bill for voting, and I want to do mine on Civil Unions.



EDIT: It seems rather fitting that this was my 6,000th post. :)

AjdeNate!
Aug 29th, 2005, 04:51 AM
Illinois - none. Despite being a blue state, we have much red save for Chicago. :sad:

Rtael
Aug 29th, 2005, 04:53 AM
Well so far I've found that Vermont and California both have something like a civil union law. Not sure about anyone else yet.

Wigglytuff
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:19 PM
my understanding i could be wrong, is that states have civil unions have it for everyone straight or gay.

and other places have common law unions that give rights to gay common law unions.. not the same as marriage or civil unions and you have to have lived together as a couple for many years to qaulify.

Pengwin
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:24 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Samesex_Map_North_America.png

Pengwin
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:26 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ea/Gaymap.PNG

Wigglytuff
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:37 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Samesex_Map_North_America.png
yeah i think that simplifies it abit. new york has common law same sex unions for example. and other states have laws saying that wont recognize another states gay marriage, which since loving vs virginia is unconstitutional.

Dexter
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:39 PM
Mauretania, Sudan, Iran, Jemen, Saudi Arabia, Emirates - Death Penalty :eek::bolt:

griffin
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Vermont and Connecticut have Civil Unions laws. California, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine and I think NY have domestic partnership/relationship recognition laws similar to, but not called "Civil Unions" (a term that Vermont invented).

Vermont's CU specifically applies to same-sex couples if I'm not mistaken. I have no idea about the other states.

Civil Unions vs. Marriage:
http://www.glad.org/rights/Marriage_v_CU_chart.pdf

More state-by-state:
http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Center&CONTENTID=20716&TEMPLATE=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=66
(doesn't include CT, which went into law in April, so I don't know how recent it is)

Wimbledon_VIP
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:56 PM
How about a legislation banning same-sex marriage like the one McCain is endorsing now.
That'll maybe prove to be much more interesting.

azza
Aug 29th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Mauretania, Sudan, Iran, Jemen, Saudi Arabia, Emirates

:rolleyes: Hope you all get bombed :)

Rtael
Aug 29th, 2005, 04:47 PM
Vermont and Connecticut have Civil Unions laws. California, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine and I think NY have domestic partnership/relationship recognition laws similar to, but not called "Civil Unions" (a term that Vermont invented).

Vermont's CU specifically applies to same-sex couples if I'm not mistaken. I have no idea about the other states.

Civil Unions vs. Marriage:
http://www.glad.org/rights/Marriage_v_CU_chart.pdf

More state-by-state:
http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Center&CONTENTID=20716&TEMPLATE=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=66
(doesn't include CT, which went into law in April, so I don't know how recent it is)


Yeah, I looked at the VT law earlier and it is limited to same-sex couples only. Thanks for the links!