Same-sex marriage debate

Associated Press
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Whitney Gifford, of Bucksport, Maine, leads a group of gay marriage supporters carrying signed petitions to the Secretary of State's office in Augusta, Maine. Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing, to the point where it's now a majority viewpoint. Yet in all 32 states where gay marriage has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it. It's possible the streak could end in November 2012, when Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state are likely to have closely contested gay marriage measures on their ballots. For now, however, there remains a gap between the national polling results and the way states have voted.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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