Associated Press
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012, file photo, Ali Vanderzanden, political director for Equality Maine, hugs a friend before a news conference at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Dozens of boxes in the background contains more than 105,000 signatures collected by supporters of gay marriage to force a second referendum on the issue. 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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