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Gay marriage in America

Supporters of California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage protest outside the California Supreme Court in San Francisco, California before a hearing on the initiative September 6, 2011. California voters banned same sex weddings in 2008 by approving so-called Proposition 8. But last year a U.S. district judge ruled the measure unconstitutional. The hearing discusses whether supporters of an initiative like Proposition 8, could defend a ballot proposition if state leaders did not, a technical yet crucial legal issue in the closely watched gay marriage case.

Gay marriage in America

May 12, 2012

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases concerning marriage equality for same-sex couples, a look at the legal battles and the controversies over gay marriage in the United States.