Efforts intensify to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". Maryland Republican Gilchrest: "When this issue comes up, members who believe that gays shouldn't be in the military are now more hesitant to voice their opinion. Many of us who feel the other way have come out of the closet, so to speak. A year ago, I would have been uncomfortable expressing my feelings."
Latest gay marriage battle lost in New Jersey. Court says "there is no basis for construing the New Jersey Constitution to compel the State to authorize marriages between members of the same sex."