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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gay Marriage Update

This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple. Now, there are 17 states (plus DC) that allow same-sex marriage, and several others that are on the verge. Tomorrow, a judge in Oregon will rule on whether that state's ban is constitutional, and the laws in Arkansas and Idaho have been declared illegal, too.

On my America Weekend show, Justin Nordell of Giampolo Law Group explained what's happening in those states and how soon the question will be headed back to the Supreme Court. Since many of those bans were enacted after referenda 8-10 years ago, I also asked whether they'd still win today, considering the remarkable swing in public opinion.

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