9. Awesome, we really have momentum going on marriage equality this week
We're on a roll week with marriage equality. First we win in Washington state, and then the New Jersey legislature shows they'll pass it once a democrat is in the governor's office (all the more reason to work hard kicking Christie out of office) and now we passed one of the biggest hurdles in Maryland.
I have a good feeling that 2012 may even be the year that we win a voter ballot on gay marriage in some places, such as California (gay rights advocates are strongly considering putting a repeal of Prop-8 on the ballot there, because of how long it's looking like it'll take the courts to decide in the Prop-8 court cases).