Gay Marriage

Politicians Rush to Endorse Gay Marriage Ahead of Supreme Court Case

Blowing in the wind

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Historic gay rights cases arrive at the Supreme Court this week as even opponents of same-sex marriage acknowledge that public opinion has shifted against them.

As the court prepares for oral arguments in two cases – one challenging the constitutionality of California's ban on same-sex marriage, the other challenging the 1990s-era Defense of Marriage Act – the trickle of support among political leaders for marriage rights for gays and lesbians has continued to grow.

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