1. That’s all clear progress toward equality, but if we are indeed at a tipping point, we are precariously balanced atop it.
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    The battle for gay rights is not over yet

    Sure, progress has been made — but if things don’t continue to move forward, they could be pushed back

     

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  3. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most memorable images, lightning cuts the sky, an acrobat takes a terrifying walk, and more

     

  4. Kentucky gay marriage ban struck down

    A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a unanimous wave of rulings to roll back gay marriage bans over the past year

     


  5. Clearly, U.S. groups recognized the market for homophobia stateside was dwindling, and so tried to sell it somewhere else. Meaning that Africa isn’t just where we send our losing team’s Super Bowl shirts; it’s also where we now send our losing political philosophies.
     

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  7. 3 gay Republicans feature their partners in campaign ads

    You’re not misreading that headline

     

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  11. Same-sex marriage is having the best week ever

    On Monday, a federal judge in Oregon struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. One day later, a judge in Pennsylvania nixed the Keystone State’s ban, too, a ruling that means the entire Northeast now allows same-sex couples to wed.

    Also this week, a court ordered Utah to recognize the 1,000-plus same-sex weddings performed there before an emergency stay put on hold — for now — a ruling tossing out its marriage laws. And finally, a new Gallup survey released Wednesday found that support for same-sex marriage has risen to a new record high of 55 percent.

     

  12. It only took minutes for Oregon’s first 23 married gay couples to start getting hitched

    U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down the state’s gay marriage ban at about noon on Monday, the news spread to the crowd gathered outside at 12:08, and it took only another minute for Multnomah County officials to let waiting same-sex couples inside to get their marriage licenses.

     

  13. Judge rules Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

    A federal judge struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday evening, saying it is unconstitutional to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry.