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Missourians respond to SCOTUS gay marriage hearings

As the Supreme Court hears arguments regarding gay marriage – with today's focus on California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage – Missourians are responding via Twitter. Here's a look at what people near Columbia are saying.


  1. In this town full of journalists, journalists-to-be and people who know journalists, many people Tweeted out articles they found helpful.
  2. Many tweets mentioned Sen. Claire McCaskill, who recently voiced her support for gay marriage in a blog post. 
  3. This #UnitedForMarriage hashtag and picture showed up quite a bit. 
  4. We looked for Tweets across the political spectrum in hopes of including different sides of the issue – those who want to keep marriage between a man and a woman, those who favor same-sex marriage, and those who are uncertain. Here's are the opinions we found in the local Twitterverse.