The US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

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Two different five-vote Supreme Court majorities made rulings today that advance the cause of same-sex marriage in the United States. The Court threw out the Defense of Marriage Act and paved the way for same-sex marriage in California. Also, last night's 13-hour filibuster over abortion law in Texas.

Banner image: Del Martin (center L) and Phyllis Lyon (center R) are married by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom at City Hall in San Francisco, Monday, June 16, 2008, becoming the first officially married same-sex couple after California's Supreme Court declared gay marriage legal. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool) bilericoproject