Emboldened Gay Activists Press Forward

If you thought gay marriage activists would be resting on their laurels, think again. Politico reports:

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…

Even gay leaders are surprised that opinions have turned so quickly. But now that they have, they’ve set bigger goals in preliminary strategy conversations, and more are expected for the end of the month, when many of them gather in Long Beach, Calif. for the international leaders conference of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

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