Creating the Blueprint for Marriage

Devastated – but also motivated – by the string of losses the prior year, funders from the Civil Marriage Collaborative and national LGBT leaders come together to craft a blueprint for winning marriage equality in 20 years.

Progress comes in fits and starts when Connecticut’s legislature becomes the first in the nation to approve civil unions, only to be followed by another loss as California Governor Schwarzenegger vetoes a bill to extend marriage equality to same-sex couples.

The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado issues a $1 million challenge grant for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.