On Valentine’s Day, the Illinois Senate approved a bill which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Illinois is slowly inching closer and closer to becoming the 10th state in the nation to accept the marriage of homosexuals. This would allow gay couples to wed and receive all the same benefits as heterosexual couples in the state. The legislation to support the gay marriage agenda passed 34 to 21 in the Senate and the results evidence that there is a shift currently going on in the way that people think about same-sex marriage. According to The New York Times, the vote in Illinois proves that there is a rapid shift taking place concerning same-sex marriage across the country.
It wasn’t too long ago that people refused to ever consider gay marriage in the United States, and representatives say that they are encouraged to see that more and more men and women are advocating for the bill in the House. A lot of parents didn’t think that there children would ever see the day that the government would start to accept the gay agenda. In California, it is still illegal for homosexual couples to marry or divorce.
Instead, they are allowed to remain in domestic partnerships where they are recognized as partners and given some of the privileges of marriage but not all of them. The real challenge in the United States at present is to legally recognize gay marriage on a federal level. This would give homosexual couples the same benefits on a federal level as those in traditional marriages. If you want more information about lesbian and gay marriage and rights in California, a
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