LGBT Equality: A week to remember The GA Voice Editors February 25, 2011 Politics Last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured a segment on DOMA (complete with media coverage analysis). The Daily Show – There’s Something About MarryTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Here’s a link to the GayObama Twitter account. Yeah, it’s real. Holder’s announcement, though largely symbolic, is just one of many recent victories for LGBT equality. Also on Wednesday, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed into law SB232 that will establish civil unions for same-sex couples. When the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, Hawaii will become the seventh state to recognize same-sex civil unions. Maryland’s Senate passed a full marriage equality bill this week, as well. The state’s House will introduce a similar bill next week before committee. According to MetroWeekly, Maryland’s Gov. Martin O’Malley has promised to sign marriage equality into law if it reaches his desk. It wasn’t all good news this week, though. North Carolina and Indiana Republicans introduced state bans on same-sex marriage. Both pieces of legislation have a good chance of moving forward. In what often feels like a drawn-out waiting game, past victories in the equality movement were often few and far between. But it really does feel like the momentum has shifted in the last two years. This week is a great example. It’s been one to remember. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 7 + = thirteen Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.