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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 01, 2013

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

By Nina Totenberg


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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.

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 24, 2013

Gay Marriage Flap Could Cost Ill. GOP Chair His Job

By Alex Keefe

 Illinois republican Chairman Pat Brady

Just weeks after the head of the Illinois Republican Party announced his support for same-sex marriage legislation, some state party bosses are moving forward with plans to oust the state GOP leader, the party chairman said Friday afternoon.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 23, 2013

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

Shula Neuman

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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