Recently, there have been a lot of developments on gay marriage.
In May 2013 Minnesota, became the 12th state to legalize same sex marriage. This followed the legalization of such unions the preceding month by Delaware and RHode Island. During the 2012 Presidential election Washington, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. A year and a half earlier, in June 2011, after an intense fight, New York became the sixth state to legalize gay marriage.
In the winter of 2010, Washington, D.C. legalized same sex marriage in the nation's capital.
In 2009, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine passed legislation allowing gay marriage, However, Main's law was repealed by voters in the November election.
Gay marriage was also a big issue in California, where it was legal for six months in 2008, until the state stripped same sex couples of that newly won right after voters passed something called Proposition 8. Prop 8 was repealed in 2010 and declared unconstitutional in 2012, but no same sex marriages have been performed there since it passed, and same sex marriage is currently in limbo in that state.
In the midst of this, Connecticut legalized same sex marriage in 2008, and a number of other states passed laws, some which banned gay marriage, and others that offered civil union protections for gay couples.
Each of these fights has been important in their own ways and with all the talk of gay marriage, it is little wonder that GLBT teens have a lot of thoughts on the topic. Here's what some of them have to say.