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Gay Marriage Is on Now! Know the Debate Behind the Bells?

Today most counties in California, the nation's most populous state, will begin their first full day of issuing marriage licenses to committed couples, regardless their gender combination. San Francisco kicked things off last night at 5:00 p.m., with Mayor Gavin Newsom marrying Phyllis Lyon, 87 and Del Martin, 84, who have been in love for over 50 years.

Take this quiz to find out if you've been following our gay rights coverage. After you get your results, you'll see some lovely highlights from many diverse stories. And for some laughs, watch Stephen Colbert interview a gay rights activist in his hilarious segment "Better Know a Gay Lobbyist."

Stay tuned for our exclusive eye-witness coverage of the same-sex ceremonies taking place at San Francisco's city hall today. Do you think we will see ceremonies like this spreading across the country or a more organized effort to halt the movement?


Gay Marriage Is on Now! Know the Debate Behind the Bells?

In what year was homosexuality decriminalized in Russia?

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Angelica Angelica 9 years
Great quiz!
bonchicbongenre bonchicbongenre 9 years
Yay! I'm so happy for all the gay couples who can finally marry!
feralwoman3 feralwoman3 9 years
There's a nice little story about peoples' resistance to equal right in marriage over at Check it out and Congratulations! to all those couples who've waited so long for this moment. Live long, live happy.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
Hypno that's wonderful. :)
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Apparently I don't know much :(
underyourwaves underyourwaves 9 years
Hypno-- I think you'd like the song "City Hall" by Vienna Teng (I have no idea if HTML works-- It's a beautiful song about February 2005, when Mayor Gavin Newsom declared he would perform gay marriage ceremonies in San Francisco.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
4/5! Yea! I'm so stoked for this! I know in the palm springs area, tons of people are getting ordained to be able to perform the ceremonies! I'm so happy for everyone.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Well rac if you're ready for your one on one studies just let me know, LOL! I was out side S.F. City Hall yesterday evening and it was truly a magical experience to witness history and not just feel sympathy but a deep empathy. The 18 couples being married at Oakland city hall by Mayor Ron Dellums got off to a late start so I was able to be outside the hall for those as well. It was a very gay (happy) day in California.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
I am glad I took that Global Homosexual Studies course.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
janneth janneth 9 years
Darn I missed the Russia 1993.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
3/5 ... Congrats to the new married couples
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I only got 3/5. Congrats to them :)
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Surprised I got 4/5!
True-Song True-Song 9 years
I was so tickled to see Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon in the paper again today. They have been together 55 years, they are adorable, and they are fellow Berkeley alumnae. I wish I could add them to the list of celebrities I like.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
1 out of 5 questions ..hahahaha..
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 9 years
Oops, sorry ladychaos. It should be all fixed up now. Thanks for the heads up, bonus extra-credit! :)
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
Um, why is the answer for number 5 not even listed under number 5?
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