Same-Sex Marriage and the Changing Face of America

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  • same sex marriage, Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Proposition 8, California
  • same-sex marriage, religion
  • Barack Obama endorses same-sex marriage
  • same sex marriage, Washington, Maryland, Maine
  • North Carolina bans same-sex marriage
  • Tammy Baldwin elected first openly gay U.S. Senator
  • Marriage Equality in the Military
  • Chick-fil-A under fire for supporting anti-gay groups
  • Same-sex marriage in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

What is Proposition 8?

California voters approved Proposition 8 in 2008. The ballot referendum redefined marriage as between a man and a woman, therefore overturning a previous ruling by California's Supreme Court allowing same-sex unions to be recognized in the state.  

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