NJ teen Jacob Rudoplh testified Monday before the NJ State Senate Health, Human Services an Senior Citizens Committee. He urged the group to pass bill S2278, which would protect minors from "gay conversion therapy." New Jersey would be only the second state in the nation to do so.
Take a farm girl from Iowa, a mother of teenage twins, a fitness expert who went to Catholic schools and a self-described "Jersey boy" and what have you got? Perhaps the four people whose simple desire to say "I do" changes the face of marriage in America.
They hear that their cause is lost, that demographics and the march of history have doomed their campaign to keep marriage only between a man and a woman. But the young conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage — unlike most of their generation — remain undaunted.
The nation's views on gay marriage are more favorable in large part because of a shift in attitudes among those who know someone who is gay or became more accepting as they got older of gays and lesbians, according to a national survey.
When historians write the story of America’s cultural revolution on gay marriage, March of 2013 may well get its own chapter — the month when the political balance on this issue shifted unmistakably from risky to safe.