In a 3-2 vote, Senate Bill 11 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee after nearly five hours of public testimony.
For the first time, gay and lesbian soldiers were able to attend the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball with their same-sex partners.
The President's inclusion of gay and lesbian American in his inaugural speech on Monday prompted an 11-year-old transgender girl in Arizona to write an essay about inclusion.
The out MSNBC anchor and New York magazine editor at large believe that President Obama's inaugural address was a pointed message to Supreme Court justices who will rule on two cases relating to marriage equality this summer.
President Obama's speech and its many firsts for inclusiveness had activists rejoicing.
On The Daily Show Tuesday night, Jon Stewart took a retrospective look at the major news networks' coverage of President Obama's second inauguration, including the collective conservative conniption over the president's mention of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.