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This week lawmakers around the world have been busy talking about gay marriage. Here’s a quick look at what’s transpired…

Hawaii is on the verge of being the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. The bill is just waiting for a signature from the governor who says he will sign it into law as soon as it come across his desk.

Across the pond, Britain‘s parliament will soon legalize same-sex marriage.

The Indiana House voted Tuesday to add a ban on gay marriages and civil unions to the state’s constitution.

Maryland is also getting closer to legalizing gay marriage in their state, with a majority of the state’s senators coming out in the press saying they’ll vote yes on a bill granting marriage rights to same-sex partners.

Washington lawmakers gave their gays and lesbians a pretty stellar Valentine’s Day present when the introduce a gay marriage bill Monday.

A Colorado senator also just introduced a civil unions bill to the state’s Senate this week.

Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire are trying very hard to repeal the state’s gay marriage law.

In related news…

Michigan lawmakers recently submitted second parent adoption bills that would include gay and lesbian couples.

Reports are coming in saying a Birmingham newspaper has printed the city’s (and maybe even the state’s) first gay wedding announcement in a major newspaper.

Apparently in Shanghai, China the fake marriage market is a booming industry for gays and lesbians there.

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