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Tammy Brown, executive presbyter of the Presbytery of North Alabama, reads a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on Feb. 21 at First Presbyterian Church in Florence, Ala. The amendment allows Presbyterian ministers to officiate at marriages of same-sex couples in states where that is legal. A majority of presbyteries have approved the measure. Kay Campbell/Landov hide caption

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The Rev. Paul Mowry leads a Sunday service at Sausalito Presbyterian Church in Sausalito, Calif. Mowry was one of the church's first openly gay pastors. Noah Berger/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Although the Lighthouse Point Casino in Greenville, Miss., is on a barge, the rest of the facility is on land and on May 5, 2011, staff spent the day clearing it out. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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