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Bill McConkey wants to play fair in the fight for marriage equality in Wisconsin. He's also a straight, married, Christian - with a lesbian daughter.
McConkey is trying to prove that wording of the constitutional amendment, as it was submitted to Wisconsin voters, violated Article 12 Section I of the Wisconsin Constitution.
A religious legal group presented oral arguments for Lisa Miller (r) against Janet Jenkins (l) in a groundbreaking custody case involving Vermont civil unions.
The Journal of Modern History offers historical evidence, including documents and gravesites, suggesting that civil unions between gay men may have existed there six centuries ago, and known as affrèrements (which translates to brotherment).
The effects of entering into an affrèrement were extensive and legitimized the couple as a union of two agreeable people. The documents closely resemble modern marriage contracts.
Allan Tulchin of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania says:
A revealing and biting piece written by the CEO of Garden State Equality sheds light on civil union legislation in New Jersey - and how it effects companies like UPS.
CEO Steven Goldstein goes back to the planning stages of the bill in his NJ.com blog.
In what CBS News called "a milestone" for gay rights, major Presidential Candidates appeared in a forum to provide their views of gay rights.
The candidates faced aggressive questioning on their reluctance to embrace marriage for same-sex couples.
All of the Democratic candidates support a federal ban on anti-gay job discrimination, want to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring gays from serving openly in the military and support civil unions that would extend marriage-like rights to same-sex couples.