Tens of thousands of people marched through Paris on Sunday to support the French government's plan to legalize gay marriage and adoption.
Lawmakers in Rhode Island's House on Thursday easily passed a bill to allow gay marriage.
Seven gay couples in Maryland rang in the New Year with wedding bells early Tuesday.
The pope pressed his opposition to gay marriage Friday, denouncing what he described as people manipulating their God-given identities to suit their sexual choices.
The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.
The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality.