Gay marriage in America

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago. The Obama administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage, a step that could be a major political victory for advocates of same-sex unions.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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As the Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases concerning marriage equality for same-sex couples, a look at the legal battles and the controversies over gay marriage in the United States.

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