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New York Times headline, page 1, November 19, 2003, reporting the 4-3 decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health: “Marriage By Gays Wins Big Victory In Massachusetts.”

New York Times headline, page 18, July 27, 2006, reporting the 5-4 decision of the Washington Supreme Court in Andersen v. King County:  “A Sharply Divided Washington Supreme Court Upholds State’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage.”