Breaking News of the Day: The New York Senate tonight passed the controversial Marriage Equality Act after the crucial 32nd, and 33rd, votes were secured.
New York thus becomes the 6th state to legalize same-sex marriage, with the other five being Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Iowa. (Same-sex marriage is also legal in the District of Columbia.)
Republican holdouts Sens.
This Is Heartbreaking, You Should Watch It of the Day: Palm Springs residents Ed Watson and Derence Kernek have been in a loving, committed relationship for over 40 years.
Recently, Ed was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and the disease appears to be progressing rapidly. The couple want nothing more than to be able to get married before the Alzheimer's wipes away Ed's memories of the life they've shared.
Inspirational Gesture of the Day: Mormon Church member "Mel" uploaded this video speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage during the 2008 Prop 8 debate. She was forced to remove it in order to protect her standing in the church.
This Is Moving, You Should Watch It of the Day: Inspired by the stirring speech delivered on the floor of the Iowa House by 19-year-old Zach Wahls, 80-year-old grandmother Jean -- a third-generation Iowan -- speaks out "about her gay son, his marriage and the effect the gay marriage debate is having on her and her family."