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The issue of same sex marriage remains a hot button topic, and continues to become state law across the country. President Obama expressed his pride in Illinois, when the state officially legalized same sex marriage yesterday. Illinois is the 15th state to put same sex marriage into law.

Roland Martin spoke with journalist Deborah Mathis about the topic in regards to how gays and lesbians might feel about same sex marriage backlash. “I’ve seen members in my close family who have a serious and legitimate and earnest conundrum about this,” she said. “Now they are told to lay their principles aside… and accept this new way of thinking.”

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