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Marriage Issue Pushes Justices Into Overdrive

Life moves fast these days, and so does the law. In the civil rights era, the Supreme Court waited decades to weigh in on interracial marriage.

The New York Times
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December 10, 2012
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Same-sex couples begin marrying in Washington state

Keith Bacon and Corianton Hale wore dress shirts as they recited their vows at Seattle City Hall, as the city hosted more than 100 weddings on the first day same-sex couples could marry in Washington state.

Associated Press
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December 10, 2012
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Support for Marriage Equality Growing, but U.S. Remains Divided

Support for same-sex marriage among the public has been growing, but the country remains divided. In a Pew poll conducted in October, 49 percent of respondents said they favored allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally and 40 percent were opposed.

The New York Times
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December 7, 2012
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Supreme Court To Hear Gay Couples' Marriage Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether California's Proposition 8 marriage amendment is constitutional and whether the federal government can refuse to recognize gay couples' marriages for tax purposes and other reasons, the court announced Friday.

BuzzFeed
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December 7, 2012
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