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Gay marriage cases different from Roe v. Wade

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Alex Lundry
Vice President, TargetPoint Consulting
              From left, plaintiffs Sandy Stier, with her partner Kris Perry, and their twin sons Spencer Perry and Elliott Perry, all from Berkeley, Calif., meet with reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, after the court heard arguments on California's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. The Supreme Court waded into the fight over same-sex marriage Tuesday, at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don't allow it. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Recently, several prominent voices on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate have made comparisons between the Supreme Court’s controversial 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and the forthcoming Supreme Court rulings that could overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (United States v. Windsor) and legalize marriage for same-sex couples in all 50 states (Hollingsworth v. Perry).