Last week, a Gallup poll showed that a majority of Americans support gay marriage. It was the third such survey this spring, and if you add in the number of Americans who support civil unions, public support for same-sex relationships has become the dominant position. Anti-gay marriage activists, though, aren't going down quietly; in Minnesota, a bill to put an anti-gay marriage referendum on the 2012 ballot recently passed the House, and conservatives in Iowa (with an assist from Newt Gingrich) successfully ousted three state supreme court judges who had ruled the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. But this is a far cry from the days of, oh, 2004, when a flurry of anti-gay marriage propositions at the state level helped propel President George W. Bush to a second term.
Focus on the Family Head: "We've Probably Lost" on Gay Marriage (MotherJones)
'Don't Say Gay' bill passes in TN Senate (Tennessean)
The state Senate approved a bill that restricts teaching about homosexuality before high school, after its main backer changed the legislation to limit its scope.
Gingrich says in Iowa stop his campaign is fine (MSNBC)
'It's been a little bit of a challenging week,' former House speaker tells Iowa crowd
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday he'll use "cheerful persistence" to overcome the bumps that marked the first formal week of his campaign.
Anti-Gay Bigots Protest Harvey Milk Day (SFAppeal)
In one of their most fanatical and offensive moves yet, conservative "pro-family" group Save California is urging parents to keep their kids at home for Harvey Milk Day in protest of the holiday's supposed indoctrination.
Gay Couple In Virginia Wins Hyphenated Last Name Case (WAMU)
A Virginia state court has allowed two gay couples to hyphenate their last names after previously rejecting both petitions as fraudulent.
Michael Dye and Brian Justice, who are legally married in Iowa, asked the Washington County Circuit Court to change their last names to Dye-Justice. They were initially turned down by Circuit Court Judge C. Randall Lowe on the basis of fraud.
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