Although it wasn't well covered in the press, this week was a milestone for marriage equality. A Romney-sponsored challenge to the Massachusetts marriage law was rebuffed. What has been legal for three years now will very likely continue to be legal: two persons regardless of gender may enter into a fully legal marriage in the state of Massachusetts.
I'm quite moved by this reversal of fortunes. Until last week, it was thought that Romney's challenge would be successful. He needed only 50 votes out of the 200 Massachusetts legislators. This is a profound level of support by the legislature, and it came by individual people telling their stories to the legislators.
Rather than restate what has been better said elsewhere, I'll just give a few links:
The irony here is that many Mohos are against marriage equality, even though the fight for gay rights more broadly in society has been the driving force for reducing prejudice and making conditions better for gay Mormons inside the Church. BYU's changes to its honor code are not occurring in a vacuum.