Same-Sex Marriage in California

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California voters banned same-sex marriage with Proposition 8 back in 2008. Since then, it's been off-again, on-again in state and federal courts, and today the US Supreme Court effectively ruled that gays and lesbians can wed legally in this state. We hear how soon that might happen, what it could mean for various same-sex couples and where public opinion stands now.

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, two different five-vote Supreme Court majorities made rulings today that advance the cause of same-sex marriage in the United States. The Defense of Marriage Act, which recognizes only heterosexual marriage, was held to be unconstitutional. Controversy continues, but both sides agree on one thing: traditional marriage is changing fast.

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