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Hollywood’s History Of Putting Gay Rights On Trial

Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide whether or not states have the constitutional right to ban same-sex marriage. Whichever way the court goes, this ruling could create a murky legal situation for several states that allow same sex marriage, as well as several states that prohibit it.

In anticipation of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, we revisit a piece by NPR film critic Bob Mondell on the Hollywood mini-genre of gay characters in court. It first aired on All Things Considered in March 2013.

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