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JUN 27, 2013 - The Economist

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Gay marriage: Windsor’s knot

COMMITTED souls often pitch tents on city streets and sleep rough overnight to be first in line for a Lady Gaga concert. You would not expect legal proceedings stemming from a tax dispute to generate such excitement. But people began lining up outside the Supreme Court on the evening of June 25th to hear its rulings on gay marriage the next day.One case, Hollingsworth v Perry, considered Proposition 8, a ballot initiative passed in California in 2008 that defined marriage in that state as a union between one man and one woman. The other, United States v Windsor, concerned the Defence of ... Read More

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