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July 2, 2013
Last week, the Supreme Court gave supporters of same-sex marriage a lot to celebrate. The two rulings issued by the Court – striking down the Defense of Marriage act and declining to intervene in a lower court's overturn of California's Proposition 8 – were hailed as progress by advocates of marriage equality. In the same 24-hour span, however, controversy also erupted in Texas over a dramatic filibuster of a bill that would prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks and would place new requirements on abortion clinics.