Happy New Year. We're kicking things off here this January by taking a quick look at how same-sex marriage affected life in New York in 2011, and how it's shaping up primary politics in Iowa in advance of tomorrow's caucuses.
Gay marriage, of course, just became official in New York last year. As a result, the number of marriage licenses was up 14% in the city last year over the latter half of 2010. Stopping this kind of marriage surge must be the kind of thing thrice married adulterer Newt Gingrich wants to put in an end to in his campaign to "save" the institution.More »