A gay marriage site that documents the
views of state governors and federal lawmakers on the issue will
begin adding state lawmakers to the list.
After creating a comprehensive online
database of all 50 governors, 100 senators and 435 representatives,
is ready to add state lawmakers to their list.
Representatives from the website said
Thursday the action was important because most of the “expansions
of equal marriage rights have taken place at the state level.”
launched, there was no one place you could go to find this
information,” Michael Zuyus, founder of the website, said. “We
want to make it easy for people to get the information they need in
order to support candidates who will vote for marriage rights in
Zuyus said the website will begin with
New Jersey, Rhode Island and Maine, states with an ongoing vigorous
debate on gay marriage.
In New Jersey, gay
couples are suing for the right to marry after lawmakers rejected a
gay marriage bill in January. Voters
in Maine repealed last November a gay marriage law approved by
lawmakers. And gay marriage is a pivotal gubernatorial issue in
Rhode Island, where
gay activists are working overtime to put a supporter in the