Same-sex marriage cases explained

POSTED: 11:49 AM PDT Mar 25, 2013    UPDATED: 07:53 AM PDT Jun 26, 2013 

Find out more about the Supreme Court gay marriage cases decided Wednesday and what's at stake for both sides of the debate.

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The Proposition 8 dispute has its origins in another voter-passed initiative, Proposition 22, which California voters approved in 2000. That measure also defined marriage as between one man and one woman in California, but because it was an ordinary statute instead of a constitutional amendment, it could be overturned by state courts.

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