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We have to acknowledge the phenomenal progress we’ve made, and with these two historic rulings we’ve taken two giant steps forward toward the American promise of equal justice under law. But we’re still not there. We’re still not all the way there. We celebrate today, and tomorrow we wake up and fight like hell until full equality is achieved in all 50 states.
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, in an interview with USA TODAY

First Take from Susan Page: The Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision and what it means

Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court agreed today to take up the explosive issue of same-sex marriage, thrusting itself into a policy debate that has divided federal and state governments and courts, as well as voters in nearly 40 states.

The high court’s long-awaited decisions to hear challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage moves the issue to the top of the national agenda following a year in which advocates scored major legal and political victories.