The Scottish Parliament is introducing its own bill in March, though since it has a simpler procedure by virtue of being unicameral, the Scottish bill may actually pass sooner than the English & Welsh bill passes at Westminster.
Wasn’t something in the american system supposed to speak out on gay marriage one of these days? I wonder if all the stuff in new zealand, guyana (was it?), france and england will have an impact on that.
There are two court decisions expected this month. The first could (but almost surely won’t) force every state to recognize. The second would force the federal government to recognize gay marriages in states where it is legal and I think that one has some chance in the court. I expect both of them to be decided on the grounds of states’ rights. But with this court you never know.
I just read about a decision in which the second most conservative judge joined with three of the liberals on a case involving forced collection of DNA from people just arrested, not convicted or even charged. Unfortunately, one of the liberals also defected and the right of the state to do that was upheld. You never know.