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

National Support

Support for marriage equality has continued to grow in recent years and is currently at its highest levels, according to a Gallup poll released on Dec. 5. Fifty-three percent of adults said same-sex marriage should be recognized by law as valid with the same rights as traditional marriage. Forty-six percent of respondents said they opposed it because of religious beliefs and/or interpretation of biblical passages dealing with same-sex relations. 

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