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Does gay marriage signal a truce in culture war?

Same-sex marriage as an “Issue” is remarkable and important. It is remarkable because  public attitudes have evolved with unprecedented speed . It would be hard to pluck a parallel from American history. It is important, among other reasons, because a very concrete, government-sponsored type of discrimination could be outlawed.

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Podcast: Same-sex marriage gets its day in court

The Supreme Court will consider two questions: First, does the Constitution require states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples? Second, are states required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states where they are legal?

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On Earth Day a look at climate deniers

It's Mother Earth's birthday Wednesday, which for some means giving back to the environment, enjoying the great outdoors and doing whatever you can to clean up the planet. But for some politicians in Washington, D.C., it's another day to grapple with the science behind global warming.

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