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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 23, 2013

They All Voted for DOMA, Now These Senators Are Split

By David Welna


(Duration: 4:36)

Dick Durbin

The soul-searching over the Defense of Marriage Act went viral last week after Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, a social conservative and original co-sponsor of the 1996 bill, sought out CNN to say something no one saw coming.

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 08, 2013

Former Illinois Governors Back GOP Chair Pat Brady

By Alex Keefe

 Illinois republican Chairman Pat Brady

Two former Illinois governors say state Republican party bosses would be wrong to oust the GOP chairman following his public support of same-sex marriage, especially as the party looks ahead to the 2014 governor’s race.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 01, 2013

Administration Asks Supreme Court To End Calif. Gay-Marriage Ban

By Nina Totenberg


(Duration: 3:30)

California same-sex couple gets married

The Obama administration has filed a friend of the court brief urging the United States Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on gay marriage. The government is arguing that the state's ban on gay marriage should be struck down as a denial of "equal protection under the law," but it does not call for the abolition of all state bans on same-sex marriage.

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