Political debate on same-sex marriage is arguably over

The Supreme Court will hear two landmark cases on gay marriage this week that have the potential to reshape how the country defines one of its most sacred institutions. But, no matter how the high court rules later this year on California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, one thing is already clear: The political debate over gay marriage is over. …

In a Washington Post-ABC poll released last week, nearly six in 10 Americans said they support the legalization of gay marriage. … In the Post-ABC survey, a slim majority of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents younger than 50 now support gay marriage. [cont.]

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

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