Same Sex Marriage

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The slow but sure march towards marriage equality may reach its fulcrum as the U.S. Supreme Court announces that it will rule on same-sex (sometimes referred to as gay) marriage. From USA Today:

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all.

The justices agreed to consider four cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. They will be consolidated and heard together.

That sets up a schedule under which the court will hear 2 1/2 hours of oral arguments in April and issue a ruling before its current term ends in late June.

The justices’ hands were forced by a split among federal appellate courts, created when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upheld four states’ marriage bans in November…