FILE - In this March 26, 2013, file photo, a demonstrator holds a bible while marching outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on California's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, because of their incompatibility. Ten years ago, same-sex marriage was not legal anywhere in the United States. It's now allowed in nine states, with several more in the pipeline, yet many other states seem unlikely to follow suit unless forced to by Congress or the Supreme Court. It seems like a recipe for long-term conflict, but Obama and other Democratic Party leaders are now firmly ensconced in the ranks of gay-marriage supporters, and national opinion polls suggest that's now the prevailing view among the public. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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FILE - In this March 26, 2013, file photo, a demonstrator holds a bible while marching outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on California's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, because of their incompatibility. Ten years ago, same-sex marriage was not legal anywhere in the United States. It's now allowed in nine states, with several more in the pipeline, yet many other states seem unlikely to follow suit unless forced to by Congress or the Supreme Court. It seems like a recipe for long-term conflict, but Obama and other Democratic Party leaders are now firmly ensconced in the ranks of gay-marriage supporters, and national opinion polls suggest that's now the prevailing view among the public. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - In this March 26, 2013, file photo, a demonstrator holds a bible while marching outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on California's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, because of their incompatibility. Ten years ago, same-sex marriage was not legal anywhere in the United States. It's now allowed in nine states, with several more in the pipeline, yet many other states seem unlikely to follow suit unless forced to by Congress or the Supreme Court. It seems like a recipe for long-term conflict, but Obama and other Democratic Party leaders are now firmly ensconced in the ranks of gay-marriage supporters, and national opinion polls suggest that's now the prevailing view among the public. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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