Gay Marriage

After Victories, Gay Marriage Picks Up Steam

The tide appears to have turned

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Gay activists are preparing to quickly use the momentum from this year's election to try to legalize marriage in at least seven new states and force Congress and the president to make major changes in discrimination laws.

Advocates have identified Oregon, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii and New Jersey as states where they believe that as early as 2014 they'll see gay marriage legalized through ballot measures, court decisions or state legislative action.

And the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide next week whether to consider legalizing gay marriage.