Thursday, April 19, 2007

Civil Units in New Hampshire

NH's govenor has finally weighed in and will sign legislation creating Civil Unions in the state starting next year. I applaud him for making this move. But it begs the question, why are all the states that are making it a safe and semi-equal place for lesbians and gays to live in the North East? Come on, can't the rest of the country catch up? Even California, Oregon or Washington? I know it's not likely in South Carolina, Texas or even Michigan, but we've got to see this breaking out somewhere else in the country.

3 comments:

Garrett said...

The pilgrims didn't land in Nebraska for a reason...

Michael said...

What about Hawaii or California? Those are in the west.

Geoff said...

Those two states are in the west, but neither of them have civil union or domestic partnership legislation to provide any benefits or protection. They both have domestic partnership registries and some sort of non-discrimination policy... but nothing as "far reaching" as a legalized civil union bill... that's still a northeast thing :)