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US Supreme Court To Take Up Same-Sex Marriage Issue

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take its first serious look at the issue of gay marriage, granting review of California's ban on same-sex marriage and of a federal law that defines marriage as only the legal union of a man and a woman.

February 10, 2012

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President Barack Obama modified a controversial mandate on birth control access. But could there be lingering political fallout? Plus, did Rick Santorum’s big wins this week change the GOP presidential race? And a decision on California’s same-sex marriage ban. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; John Dickerson, Slate & CBS News; Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post; Beth Reinhard, National Journal.

Victory for Same-Sex Marriage Advocates

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Pete Williams reports on the Federal Appeals Court decision on California's same-sex marriage ban.

PBS NewsHour: Will Prop. 8 Ruling Lead Supreme Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage?

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A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 Tuesday against banning same-sex marriage in California, upholding a lower court's ruling. Spencer Michels reports and Gwen Ifill discusses the decision and the next steps with David Boies of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Calif.'s Gay Marriage Ban

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage, declaring that the 2008 prohibition served "no purpose … other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California." The 2-1 decision, a victory for challengers of Proposition 8 yet narrowly crafted, is the latest in a years-long saga playing out in California but reverberating nationwide.
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Same-Sex Marriage

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A federal appeals court has declared California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Take a look back at the original case from the August 2010 vault.