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Same-sex marriage by the numbers

Published On: Mar 26 2013 11:50:53 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 10 2014 09:29:10 AM CST

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the Justice Department will issue a memo Monday that recognizes same-sex marriages "to the greatest extent possible under the law." Take a look at the numbers behind same-sex marriage.

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3: The number of U.S. states that don't allow gay marriage but do allow same-sex domestic partnerships that grant some or nearly all state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples. Those states are Wisconsin, Nevada and Oregon, which all have constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage. (Domestic partnerships are also available in Hawaii, Maine, Washington and the District of Columbia.)

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