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Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.

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Gay marriage arguments set for Tuesday at Supreme Court

Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.

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Poll: Support of gay marriage comes with caveats

While finding that Americans narrowly favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll also shows most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny service to same-sex couples for religious reasons.

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DOJ didn’t track gay marriage case hours

The state Department of Justice says it doesn't have any records of the hours it spent defending Wisconsin's gay marriage ban, making the full cost of fighting the case impossible to determine.

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US high court still mulling gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate.

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