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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

Nelson Backs Gay Marriage: Six Democratic Senators Left Silent

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson just took himself off a shrinking list of Democratic Senate holdouts: He reversed his position against same-sex marriage. With Nelson as the 51st senator to voice support, more than half the U.S. Senate now backs same-sex marriage....

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

Live Blog: Tuesday’s Gay Marriage Arguments at Supreme Court

5:10 p.m. Today’s coverage of  Hollingsworth v. Perry is ending. Check back with Political Capital early Wednesday morning for our live blog of the oral arguments in U.S. v. Windsor, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). 4:35 p.m....

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Justin Kenny of Akron, Ohio holds a modified Stars and Stripes flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Justin Kenny of Akron, Ohio holds a modified Stars and Stripes flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 52

That’s the percentage of Americans who have a favorable view of the Supreme Court, according to the Pew Research Center. That compares with 31 percent who have an unfavorable view of the high court, according to interviews conducted March 13-17....

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, right, along with other family members climb the steps of the National Archive in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013, a day before the oral argument in the Hollingsworth v. Perry Supreme Court case, which could end California's discriminatory Proposition 8 legislation banning same-sex marriage in the state.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, right, along with other family members climb the steps of the National Archive in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013, a day before the oral argument in the Hollingsworth v. Perry Supreme Court case, which could end California's discriminatory Proposition 8 legislation banning same-sex marriage in the state.

Gay Marriage at Supreme Court: A Viewer’s Guide

Several scenarios emerge when assessing the likely outcome of two high profile same-sex marriage cases being argued before the Supreme Court this week. Among the possibilities is that the Court will find a way to avoid the core issue of...

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Rachel Baker, left, and Christine Tully wait in line to get their marriage license at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

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Rachel Baker, left, and Christine Tully wait in line to get their marriage license at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 16%

That’s how much support for same-sex marriage has advanced in 10 years. With the Supreme Court ready to hear oral arguments this week in two cases involving gay marriage and the legal rights of those in civil unions, the Pew...

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Revelers celebrate during the Gay Pride parade in New York City.

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Revelers celebrate during the Gay Pride parade in New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 70

That’s the percentage of people of the so-called millennial generation who back same-sex marriage, according to the Pew Research Center. The millennial generation — those born since 1980 and between the ages of 18 and 32 — is more supportive...

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Wayne MacKenzie, left, and Clayton Zook admire their wedding rings after exchanging vows January 1, 2013 at Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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Wayne MacKenzie, left, and Clayton Zook admire their wedding rings after exchanging vows January 1, 2013 at Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Gay Marriage: Public Support Rising

Support for gay marriage has reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, “marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade,” pollster Gary Langer reports. Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed now say...

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Hillary Clinton: Gay Marriage Endorsement ‘Shaped Over Time’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally announced her support for gay marriage in a Human Rights Campaign video today. “I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples,” Clinton said publicly for the first time in the six-minute video. “I support it personally...

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Senator Rob Portman speaks with reporters outside of Speaker John Boehner's office, on Capitol Hill, on Dec. 20, 2012.

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Senator Rob Portman speaks with reporters outside of Speaker John Boehner's office, on Capitol Hill, on Dec. 20, 2012.

Portman Endorses Gay Marriage, Says Son is Gay

Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, reversed his position against gay marriage and said he now supports it because his son is gay. Portman, a party leader on economic issues who was considered a top candidate to be Mitt Romney’s...

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Darcia Anthony, left, and Danielle Williams react after participating in a wedding ceremony at City Hall in Baltimore, on  Jan. 1, 2013.

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Darcia Anthony, left, and Danielle Williams react after participating in a wedding ceremony at City Hall in Baltimore, on Jan. 1, 2013.

Republican AG’s: Marriage for States

The fact that dozens of prominent Republicans are petitioning the Supreme Court to declare a constitutional right for same-sex marriage doesn’t mean that plenty of Republicans aren’t telling the high court something else. “We believe states ought to have the...

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