Civil Unions

Right now, we have to deal with further anxiety and uncertainty. There is an inequality written into the law that threatens our existence, our families, and our choices.
If you are in a loving, committed relationship, then you have probably been asked a million times "why don't you get married?" But there are lots of couples who choose to be together indefinitely without a marriage ceremony.
After 20 years of negotiations, a solution seems to be within reach. Italy should be able to avoid further condemnation by the European Court of Human Rights, which has asked the country to legally recognize same-sex couples.
Still, others vow to keep up the fight for marriage equality.
After Ireland legalized same-sex marriage in a historic referendum this past Saturday, Italy is now the only nation in Western
It's no secret many view Pope Francis as liberal and Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia as conservative. While Archbishop Chaput said such political labels are not useful and flawed, there's certainly a difference between the two men.
Peruvian lawmakers are set to debate a same-sex civil unions bill introduced by Congressman Carlos Bruce. But Peru's Catholic Church strongly opposes the bill and is calling for a national referendum instead.
Marriage is an outdated institution whose symbolic significance has been cheapened by the sheer number of people who casually enter and exit it. But why single out gay marriage as the problem when it's straight people who have been abusing it all along?
"If I saw the reports accurately, he didn't come right out and say he was for them," said Dolan in an interview with David
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, also praised the suit. Colorado
As the debate over marriage equality continues, two significant questions have consistently reared their heads: First, is marriage?; and second, who should regulate it?
A judge in Mississippi refuses to grant a same-sex couple a divorce on the basis that they were married to California. Though marriage may be a relatively new phenomenon for same-sex couples, its newness doesn't mean divorce is any less necessary.
"Although European countries' legislation on the issue was not entirely uniform," the Court conceded, "there was nevertheless
They fought to keep jobs in Colorado by giving preference in state contracting to Colorado businesses. With leadership from
If a state is willing to provide marital benefits to a couple, shouldn't the federal government be prepared to do the same? It's not a bad question.
This month a Kentucky judge will decide whether Geneva Case must testify against her spouse Bobbie Jo Clary despite a Kentucky law that exempts spouses from testifying against one another. If they were a legally married opposite-sex couple this would be an easy decision. But they're not. They're two women who obtained a civil union.
"I cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's version of DOMA as I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional
From fighting for working families to ensuring that Americans have access to equal rights, Democrats are on the right side of voters and the right side of history, and we are in a solid position moving into the elections later this year, in 2014, and for elections to come.
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the City Council of Tucson, Ariz., approved an ordinance allowing same-sex couples to register for civil unions in a unanimous 6-0 vote, making the city the second in the state to pass this historic decision.