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 +*'''[[Debate: Gay marriage]]''' Gay marriage was legalized in New York state. It became the sixth and largest state in the United States to do so, enforcing the case for gay marriage as well as reinvigorating the debate on the subject.
*'''[[Debate: Puerto Rico statehood in America| Puerto Rico statehood in America]]''' [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june11/puertorico2_06-14.html "Puerto Rico Gov. Fortuno on Obama Visit, Ongoing Statehood Debate." PBS.org. June 14th, 2011] *'''[[Debate: Puerto Rico statehood in America| Puerto Rico statehood in America]]''' [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june11/puertorico2_06-14.html "Puerto Rico Gov. Fortuno on Obama Visit, Ongoing Statehood Debate." PBS.org. June 14th, 2011]
*'''[[Debate: Pre-selecting sex of children| Pre-selecting sex of children]]''' [http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/dahl20110517 "FDA Bans Gender Selection Procedure." Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. May 11th, 2011][[Image:Newstand.jpg|right|200px]] *'''[[Debate: Pre-selecting sex of children| Pre-selecting sex of children]]''' [http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/dahl20110517 "FDA Bans Gender Selection Procedure." Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. May 11th, 2011][[Image:Newstand.jpg|right|200px]]

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