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The Battle Over Gay Marriages
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled last week that it is unconstitutional to deny gay couples marriage licenses. Barring some unforeseen procedural hindrance, gay couples will wed for the first time ever in the U.S. in May. Gays and lesbians across the country celebrated the ruling; in Massachusetts , same sex couples contacted local town clerks to plan their own ceremonies. But other Americans worry that even as a freedom has been granted, an institution has been threatened. "If we have homosexual marriage mainstream, I can't even describe to you what our culture would...

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