The good news, they keeps coming

April 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm 3 comments

A week after the Supreme Court win for same-sex marriage in Iowa, Vermont has shot ahead by voting YES to same-sex marriage (expanding the concept of s-s civil unions already recognised in the state). The majority vote in both houses of legislature overrode Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto  (Boo Hiss!) against the bill last week.

The new law comes into effect on September 1 2009. Ah, that would be Spring in Australia. New beginnings.

And on the same day, Washington DC voted to be like New York, Rhode Island and New Mexico, that is by taking the chickenshit step of recognising s-s marriages legalised in other states for couples relocating in, but still not allowing s-s marriage in their own state.

It’s soo confusing to have multi-layer limited ‘rights’ in relation to same-sex couples. I mean, married or de facto is all we need to know for tax purposes, really. What’re these pseudo-partnership labels we have to accept: civil partnerships, registered partnerships, domestic partnerships, significant relationships, reciprocal beneficiary relationships, common-law marriage, adult interdependent relationships, life partnerships, stable unions, civil solidarity pacts (Wikipedia). Take a step back and we could resurrect labels such as boston marriages, romantic friendships, housemate, friend. Sound familiar?

You want labels? Here’s a rubbish load.

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News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.