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Host: John Bartlett. Featured guests: Jonathan Capehart, Sharon Smith, Harvey Fierstein, Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer, Paris Barclay, Beth Anthony.

Summary: The first episode of season eleven begins with a segment about Sharon Smith's fight for same-sex spousal rights after her partner, Diane Whipple, was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco. The Real to Reel segment profiles the film, Family Fundamentals. The next segment spotlights gay and lesbian churches in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Out & About segment covers seven gay couples in New Jersey, Bill T. Jones, a rainbow flag exhibit, and the Gay Games in Sydney. The Hairspray segment looks at the Broadway musical. Harvey Fierstein talks about voting in this episode's Out Takes segment. Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer and Paris Barclay provide historical PSAs in this episode, and Beth Anthony provides the Celebrity ID.

Summary: The episode begins with a segment that uses the example of Iowa to pose the question of whether or not voters should be allowed to decide whether gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry. The next segment focuses on how public support for marriage equality is edging upward as victories and defeats ebb and flow state by state.

Summary: This episode is a reversion featuring segments from previous episodes. It includes two In the States segments from past episodes: a look at Iowa from episode 2007 and a segment about Ohio from episode 1906.

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