Poll: First-Ever Majority Support for Legal Marijuana
For the first time in nearly four decades of polling, a Pew poll found majority support (52 percent) for legalizing marijuana, with more than 80 percent of Americans declaring pot use either "morally acceptable" or "not a moral issue."
Senate Majority Backs Gay Marriage
When Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) came out in favor of gay marriage, it marked majority support in the U.S. Senate for marriage equality. "Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back," Kirk said. "Government has no place in the middle."
Connecticut Passes Nation's Strictest Gun Controls
The home state of the Newtown massacre passed the nation's strictest gun law, outlawing magazines of more than 10 bullets, implementing stiff new background checks and banning more than 100 models of assault rifles.