Hawaii killed its civil unions bill on Friday... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/29/AR2010012903706.html The Indiana Senate pushed through a ballot initiative that upon passing the House would allow voters to vote to amend the Constitution to state that Indiana does not recognize gay marriages or civil unions... http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100130/News01/1300316/-1/googleNews This is after New York and New Jersey both killed gay marriage bills, after Maine voters passed a referendum that banned same sex marriage in that state, and of course after California passed Prop 8 effectively banning gay marriage in that state. The only commendable successes that gay rights activists have had were a city law passed in Salt Lake City that would protect gays from housing and job discrimination, which several state legislators promptly explained they would overturn later this year and beating the R-71 initiative in Washington which would have overturned the domestic partnership expansion the legislature had pushed through. Late February we will hear from Judge Walker on his decision in the Prop 8 trial, but regardless of outcome, it will move to the Supreme Court late next year where Prop 8 will be soundly upheld by a 5 to 4 vote. However, it will only be a matter of time before the anti gay rights groups move towards attacking civil unions by ballot initiatives. The anti gay rights movement has incredible momentum generated by their wins in California and Maine, and the wins in New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii will just fuel it.