As Gay Marriage Heads to Court, a Look Back at the Bumpy Ride

With the Supreme Court set to hear two major gay-marriage cases next week, Ari Shapiro of NPR overviews the history of the gay-rights movement in the U.S. from a variety of perspectives. Shapiro looks at the movement as it evolved in the courts, in the media, and in legislation. “Next week, the Supreme Court hears challenges to California’s gay marriage ban and to the law known as the Defense of Marriage Act,” Shapiro says. “These will be the next major steps on a path the country has traveled for decades. We won’t know for months which direction the steps will be.” 


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