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Gay marriage dynamic in U.S. shifted dramatically in 2014
Gay marriage dynamic in U.S. shifted dramatically in 2014

For the first time, a majority of Americans are living in a state that allows gay marriage. After a year of cascading court opinions tossing out many remaining restrictions, the dynamic in 2014 changed from how many states allow same-sex marriage to how many states don't. Now, at the end of the year, same-sex marriage is legally approved in 35 states and the District of Columbia, and court reviews are pending in many others. The federal government took action as well, with Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. extending new federal recognition to same-sex marriages in many states and announcing that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other and should be eligible to...

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