-53% of New Yorkers support marriage equality, according to a new poll.

-The Maine State Legislature holds hearings on two bills, one which would legalize same-sex marriage and one which would confer the rights and benefits of marriage to couples on the Domestic Partner Registry.

-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announces his candidacy for Governor of California.

-The murderer of transgender woman Angie Zapata is sentenced to life in prison.

-Notoriously anti-gay Mormon author Orson Scott Card joins the board of Maggie Gallagher’s National Organization for Marriage.

-NOM has also sent out a new fundraising letter asking for contributions to their “DOMA Defense Fund,” in the wake of their expensive, much-parodied “Gathering Storm” ad.

-Jonathan Rauch notes that recent victories for supporters of same-sex marriage have not come at the expense of religious liberty.

-Classically Liberal refutes the religious right’s assertion that Carrie Prejean (Miss California) was the victim of censorship.

-A new book reveals that Masters & Johnson’s 1979 study, which has been cited by ex-gay and anti-gay activists for decades as proof that gays can change their orientation, was unscientific and filled with fabrications.

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