New Jersey started allowing same-sex marriages on Monday. In New Mexico today, the state Supreme Court will listen to arguments on whether same-sex marriages should be allowed, a case that was triggered by a clerk in one of the counties unilaterally deciding to issue marriage licenses to such couples.
Moves are underway in states such as Oregon, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and even Bible-belt Tennessee to allow such marriages.
What is interesting with the issue of same-sex marriage is that approval rates for such marriages have shot up ahead of the actual granting of such rights and have been one of the driving forces behind it.
Contrast this with inter-racial marriage where I learn (via Atrios) that although bans on inter-racial were ruled unconstitutional in 1967 in the famous Loving v Virginia case, approval of such marriages did not reach 50% until as later as 1997.