Today, the Supreme Court opens two days of oral arguments on whether the right to marriage extends to same-sex couples. Both cases—one on California’s Prop 8, the other on the federal Defense of Marriage Act—are being closely watched. People began lining up outside the Supreme Court last Thursday to assure themselves a seat.
At the same time, national trends suggest that the fight over gay marriage is coming to an end—no matter what the Supreme Court decides. Here’s a look at where the debate stands now, in maps and charts.
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