- Same-sex marriage in Iowa via court ruling April 3rd
- Same-sex marriage in Vermont via legislature April 7th
- Same-sex marriage bill announced in New York April 16th
- Specter becomes a Democrat April 28th
- Same-sex marriage bill in Maine advanced for a vote April 29th
- House passes hate crimes bill April 29th
- Same-sex marriage bill in New Hampshire passes Senate April 30th
And in more local news, I received a U. Maryland dissertation fellowship for one semester of the coming year. That news came by snail mail in which I usually only receive bills...