December 2nd, 2010

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State of the Civil Union

The announcement of civil unions in Illinois this week is bigger news than you might think. Illinois is the 5th most populous state in the US, and Chicago is the 3rd biggest metropolitan area. With the addition of Illinois, now over 37% of all Americans live in a state with civil unions or full marriage rights. An additional 6% Americans live in a state with at least domestic partnerships.

Marriage

Sure, we will work on the other 57% of the population, but until then, having gay rights recognized in over four-fifths of the population and two-fifths of the states is a sign of progress and the people fighting for equality should be congratulated.

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