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On this Independence Day, gay rights are on the march
On this Independence Day, gay rights are on the march

More than 1,300 legally married same-sex couples in Utah, where the Mormon Church is headquartered? Who would have thought it possible 10 or even five years ago? Marriage licenses issued to more than 500 gay and lesbian couples in the politically conservative state of Arkansas? This is progress well worth celebrating on this Fourth of July, reflecting a sweeping advance of freedom and justice across the United States. After the Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act a year ago, and left standing a lower court decision declaring California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional, it seemed as though the forward march might slow for at least a while. With only a...

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