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March 28th, 2013
12:10 AM ET

Children and same-sex marriage

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky on the science cited during Supreme Court arguments. How do kids really fare?

March 28th, 2013
12:07 AM ET

Battle over Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the DOMA today. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin describes the scene inside the courtroom.

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March 26th, 2013
09:43 PM ET

Bond: Marriage is civil rights issue

Civil rights activist Julian Bond reacts to the arguments on same-sex marriage: “these are the same issues, the same struggle.”

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March 26th, 2013
09:41 PM ET

The fight over same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court heard arguments for and against Proposition 8 today. CNN’s Gloria Borger and Jeffrey Toobin discuss what happened inside the courtroom.

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March 25th, 2013
10:55 PM ET

Harris: Marriage a 'fundamental' right

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a high-profile case challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage on Tuesday. Jeffrey Toobin and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on landmark same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court.

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December 8th, 2012
02:57 AM ET

SCOTUS same-sex marriage reaction

Jeffrey Toobin says "Same-sex marriage is now the center of the American legal world." Supreme Court ruling expected by June 2013.

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May 7th, 2012
10:09 PM ET

KTH: Obama's view on same-sex marriage

The White House says Vice President Biden's comments on gay marriage aren't a departure from the president's statements.

May 7th, 2012
10:08 PM ET

'Mess of the White House's own making'

Jessica Yellin and Richard Socaride discuss President Obama's campaign strategy on the issue of same-sex marriage.

August 5th, 2010
03:45 PM ET

Opinion: The surprising religious divides on Proposition 8

Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox
Special to CNN

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox. Dr. Robert P. Jones is the CEO and Daniel Cox is the Director of Research for Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization specializing in work at the intersection of religion, values, and public life.

The survey was conducted among a random sample of Californians by telephone between June 14 and June 30, 2010, by the Public Religion Research Institute.

The survey was conducted among a random sample of Californians by telephone between June 14 and June 30, 2010, by the Public Religion Research Institute.

The ruling yesterday by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker that Proposition 8 violates the constitution highlights the shifting attitudes in California and in the nation over the legality of same-sex marriage. A major public opinion survey released last month by our firm, Public Religion Research Institute, casts important light on the changing religious landscape on this issue, with some surprising findings.

The PRRI survey of more than 3,000 Californians found that if Proposition 8 were on the ballot today, it would not pass.

A majority (51 percent) of Californians now say they would vote to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry, compared to 45 percent who say they would vote to keep same-sex marriage illegal.

Despite the fact that the debate over same-sex marriage is often framed as one between secular liberals and conservative people of faith, we found that there are major religious groups on both sides of the battle over Proposition 8 in California. Solid majorities of Latino Catholics and white mainline Protestants, along with a majority of white Catholics, say they would vote to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. On the other hand, solid majorities of African American Protestants, white evangelical Protestants, and Latino Protestants say they would vote to keep same-sex marriage illegal.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Proposition 8 • Same-Sex Marriage
August 5th, 2010
12:39 PM ET
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