Gay marriage: Where the issue stands today

Liz Oppenheimer, left, smiles as she and partner Jeanne Burns apply for their marriage license Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. It was the first day licenses for gay couples could be purchased following legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


Gay marriage: Where it stands today

The debate over gay marriage continues, while the country waits for the Supreme Court to rule on the issue.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski became the third Republican senator to support same-sex marriage Wednesday. Meantime, the Supreme Court has yet to announce its decision on two related cases. Here's a look at where the issue stands:Thirty-one states ban gay marriage in their constitutions. Constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage have been adopted in 31 states.A California ban known as Proposition 8 was approved …

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