The Supreme Court announced Friday that they will pick-up two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws on the issue. And the Mormon church seems to be softening its stance against homosexuality - for the first time saying sexuality is not a choice.
But this isn't a complete 180. A statement on a new church-funded website devoted to the issue reads:
"The experience of same-sex attraction is a complex reality for many people. The attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is."
So how significant s this shift? And what are the broader religious and political implications?
If the Supreme Court follows public opinion, the decision could come down in favor of gay and lesbian couples. Recent polling shows 53% of americans think same-sex marriage should be legal. 46% say illegal.
OutFront tonight: BuzzFeed reporter McKay Coppins, Tim Carney, Sr. Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner; and Maria Cardona, CNN contributor and Democratic Strategist.
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) is in a feud with the Log Cabin Republicans, a grassroots organization that backs lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights.
Frank, who is openly gay, recently criticized the group for its support of the GOP.
Rep. Barney Frank is 'OutFront tonight and stands by his controversial comments.