On this day: May 15

POSTED: 10:56 AM PDT May 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 14, 2014 

Las Vegas is founded, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut, the Soviets begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, and a 16-year-old sailor completes her solo around-the-world journey, all on this day.

OTD May 15 - California same-sex marriage
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2008: California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional. The state began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples on June 16, 2008, a process that ended on Nov. 5, 2008, due to the passage of Proposition 8, an amendment to the California Constitution limiting marriages to those between a man and a woman.

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