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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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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.


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