In October of 2005 GLSEN held it's first Ally Week to celebrate Allies committed to ensuring safe and effective schools for all and to encourage students to take action. Eight years later, Ally Week continues to gain the support of both LGBT and straight student allies.
New Jersey couple Shannon Connors and Sandy Stones, who were featured on the from the front page of the NY times when marriage equality New York was passed, were married over the weekend with a marriage license from their home state of New Jersey.
The March on Springfield for Marriage Equality will take place on October 22, the scheduled first day of the fall veto session of the Illinois State Legislature. The "March on Springfield" is part of a broad grassroots strategy to secure final passage of Illinois Senate Bill 10, the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act."
The New Jersey Supreme Court has said the state will start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, with the first marriages on Monday, even before the court issues a definitive ruling. Even Senator-elect Corey Booker has said that he will officiate at weddings on Monday.