Gov. Chris Gregoire, left, embraces Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, after the Washington state House voted Wednesday to legalize gay marriage. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidates at the "Thanksgiving Family Forum" in Des Moines on Nov. 19, 2011. Brad Horn/NPR hide caption

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