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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 02, 2013

GOP US Sen. Mark Kirk Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

By Brian Mackey, Alex Keefe, and Tony Arnold, with additional reporting from the Illinois Radio Network

Mark Kirk

Another prominent Illinois Republican has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. US. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) made his announcement Tuesday on his website.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 27, 2013

DOMA Challenge Tests Federal Definition of Marriage

By Nina Totenberg

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A pro-gay-marriage protester

After weeks and months of public debate and speculation about the legal fate of same-sex marriage, the second round of arguments takes place at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

Supreme Court Could Avoid Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By The Associated Press

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U.S. Supreme Courts hears same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America's gays and lesbians have a right to marry.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

In First Of 2 Same-Sex Marriage Cases, Court Turns to Proposition 8

By Nina Totenberg

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Sandy Stier, left, and Kris Perry of Berkeley, Calif., arrive at the National Archives in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2013, to view the U.S. Constitution, a day before their same-sex marriage case is argued before the Supreme Court.

Outside the Supreme Court, lines began forming nearly a week ago. By Monday, the line had snaked down the court steps and to the corner, with people braving freezing temperatures and snow in anticipation of the historic arguments on same-sex marriage on Tuesday and Wednesday.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 23, 2013

They All Voted for DOMA, Now These Senators Are Split

By David Welna

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(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.




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