Senate Bill 11, an act to establish civil unions, is scheduled for a full vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate on Monday, at which point it will move to the House, also controlled by Democrats. Civil unions could become law as early as May 1.
The Uniting American Families Act was once again introduced in the House this session and will soon return in the Senate.
In a new video from the DOMA Project, Becky, an American citizen, and Sanne, who was born in the Netherlands, say they want the protections of marriage to help support their daughter, Willow.
Amicus briefs filed by a coalition of religious groups contend that same-sex parents are unfit to raise children, citing outdated and scientifically inaccurate studies.