03/31/2014 11:39 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

5 Reasons Same-Sex Marriage Is Sweeping The Nation

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After marriage equality's historic gains in 2013, with six states legalizing same-sex unions (from Illinois to Hawaii), many expected the movement to slow down this year. But following a court decision overturning Utah's marriage ban in late December, the marriage issue has been on a hot streak throughout the country – with even red states like Oklahoma and Texas suddenly on the brink of equality.

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