Same-Sex Marriage and the Changing Face of America

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  • 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
  • Proposition 8, California
  • same-sex marriage, religion
  • Barack Obama endorses same-sex marriage
  • same sex marriage, Washington, Maryland, Maine

Marriage Equality in the Military

The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in Sept. 2011 lifted the ban on openly gay servicemen and women from serving in the military. The Cadet Chapel at the prestigious U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York held its first same-sex wedding on Dec. 1, bringing together West Point graduate Brenda Sue Fulton and spouse Penelope Gnesin, pictured above. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Outserve-SLDN, Jeff Sheng)

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