Does gay marriage signal a truce in culture war?

Same-sex marriage as an “Issue” is remarkable and important. It is remarkable because  public attitudes have evolved with unprecedented speed . It would be hard to pluck a parallel from American history. It is important, among other reasons, because a very concrete, government-sponsored type of discrimination could be outlawed.

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Podcast: Same-sex marriage gets its day in court

The Supreme Court will consider two questions: First, does the Constitution require states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples? Second, are states required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states where they are legal?

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