From the 2012 presidential election to the horrendous school shooting in Newtown, Conn., here is a look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2012.
November 7: Election night capped off a pivotal year in the debate over gay marriage. Voters in Washington, Maine and Maryland OK'd measures to allow same-sex marriages. In Minnesota, voters turned back a proposed constitutional amendment that would have prohibited same-sex marriage. In May, President Barack Obama publicly announced for the first time his support of gay marriage.
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