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Marriage Equality: Turning the Tide In the late s and early s, same-sex couples saw the first signs of hope on the marriage front in a long time. Clerk defies judge, denies men marriage license. On that April day in Knoxville, it was clear the Paul Revere days were over. This drew a withering response from Justice Scalia, a proponent of reading the Constitution according to the original understanding of those who adopted it.
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