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Gay marriage in America

Washington State Senator Ed Murray (L) is congratulated by Republican Rep. Maureen Walsh after the State House of Representatives passed a bill endorsing gay marriage in the state, in Olympia February 8, 2012. Walsh was a co-sponsor of the bill.

Gay marriage in America

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.