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Whitney Young, left, embraces her partner Marlena Blonsky as they listen to speeches at an election watch party for proponents of Referendum 74, which would uphold the state's new same-sex marriage law, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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.