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Gay rights activists march in a parade Sunday in Washington. Across the country, in California on Sunday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill recognizing as "domestic partnerships" tens of thousands of same-sex marriages.

GETTY IMAGES Gay rights activists march in a parade Sunday in Washington. Across the country, in California on Sunday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill recognizing as "domestic partnerships" tens of thousands of same-sex marriages.