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The last decade has seen the cause of marriage equality triumph in ways that even the most buoyant optimist would not have imagined possible in 2004. This includes the belated but momentous support of President Obama, the Supreme Court decision gutting the Defense of Marriage Act, and the remarkable string of court decisions abolishing same-sex marriage bans across the country like a series of controlled detonations. Marc Solomon’s Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took On the Politicians and Pundits – and Won reveals the on-the-ground legal strategies and advocacy tactics that drove the civil rights issue of our time to such success, and how it presses on.

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Washington (AFP) - Democratic congressional leaders on Monday unveiled plans to suspend the nation's borrowing limit, following a White House warning of "economic catastrophe" unless that ceiling is raised.

The legislation also would fund the government through the end of the year after the current budget lapses on September 30.

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