I live in the wonderful state of Illinois, which legalized civil unions last year. Now, there are small groups of advocates who are intending to sue the State for full-fledged marriage equality. This whole process (state-level decision-making re: same-sex civil union / marriage) seems so strange and interesting to me. I wonder how the Fed Gov decides which aspects of the Law will be handled at the State and/or Fed level. (I know there’s info on the Internet for me to Google and find the answer to this concept, but (a) I don’t feel like it, and (b) I’m waxing on as an individual, tax-paying citizen.) It does not make sense to me to have some states legalize civil unions / same-sex marriage, while other states amend their constitutions to ban any recognition of union / marriage except for heterosexual . . . Continue reading
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