There have been a number of same-sex couples that occupied the media spotlight in 2007 including Ellen and Portia, Reichen and Ryan, Lance and his current boy of the month. None has had the impact of Luke and Noah.
Hottest Gay Couple of 2007
Okay, so they are fictional characters on As the World Turns, but they are the first teenaged same-sex couple on daytime television.
In typical soap opera fashion, the coming together of Luke and Noah aka Nuke was not without drama. From Luke's coming out experience and surviving an ex-gay cult, to Noah's fling with Maddie (female), to Noah's psycho dad admitting to killing Noah's mother and his attempt to murder Luke, to Luke's paralysis and Thanksgiving Day recovery and Noah finally telling his jail bound father that he no longer controls him, their relationship has experienced more challenges than any real life couple could survive. Just like any other couple on daytime soaps.
Here are two more scenes of Nuke voted as favorites by members of the Luke and Noah Wiki:
The Post-Swim Towel Fight