After the election, where the pro-equality side won not 1 but all 4 battles, we thought there would be some momentum. But who thought it would be this fast? It feels like a log jam is breaking up.
In Illinois, there may be a vote as soon as today by the legislature about marriage equality, which is endorsed not only by the "usual suspects", but by the chair of the Illinois GOP and President Barack Obama.
A profile of a lesbian couple and their family explains why it matters.
And in Rhode Island, there may be a vote by the end of the month.
More on both states at Salon.
Happy New year, indeed!