Same-Sex Marriage and the Changing Face of America

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  • 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
  • same sex marriage, Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8, U.S. Supreme Court

President Obama Backs Same-Sex Marriage

Marriage equality remained a contentious issue during the 2012 election cycle. President Obama became the first U.S. president to publicly endorse same-sex marriage during an interview with ABC News in May. However, he said that the decision to legalize same-sex unions should be left to the states. 

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