Yesterday the New Hampshire state legislature approved a civil union bill and Governor John Lynch has given every indication that he will sign it into law. This civil union bill was the first one in U.S. history to be brought forward without pressure from the courts.
Now those same-sex couples living on the Connecticut River (the border between New Hampshire and Vermont) won’t have to worry that their civil union won’t be valid every time they go grocery shopping.
In other gay history-making news, New York governor Eliot Spitzer plans to introduce full-blown gay marriage equality legislation this year, which would make him the first governor in U.S. history to introduce a same-sex marriage rights bill. And when Eliot does something, he does it all the way (no civil unions, just equal marriage rights). I love him!