US Supreme Court takes up gay marriage ban
The US Supreme Court hears arguments beginning Tuesday on two laws critical to the rights of gay couples to marry, as new polls show a dramatic shift in the number of Americans who support overturning barriers to same-sex marriage.


The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 58 percent of Americans favor the right to government-sanctioned marriage for gays and lesbians, with 36 percent opposed. Just nine years ago, those figures were virtually the opposite. (AP)