Pew Forum Resources on Gay Marriage Debate|
The first federal court trial on whether states have the power to ban same-sex marriage began this week in San Francisco, Calif. For more information on the same-sex marriage debate, explore Pew Forum resources -- including public opinion polls, research studies, event transcripts and interviews.
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|Religious Freedom Day|
Jan. 16 is Religious Freedom Day in the U.S., commemorating the anniversary of the passage of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786, which laid the foundation for the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom.
A recent Pew Forum study finds that although 76% of countries worldwide provide for freedom of religion in their constitutions or basic laws, many of these countries still infringe on religious beliefs and practices in a number of ways.
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|Jan. 11, 2010 - C-SPAN|
Video: Interview with Senior Researcher David Masci
On Monday, Pew Forum Senior Researcher David Masci appeared on C-SPAN to discuss the same-sex marriage debate in the U.S. and the potential legal implications of the federal court case challenging the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban.
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