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Pew Study: Media coverage shows momentum for same-sex marriage

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Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization shout anti gay marriage slogans in front of the US Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.
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Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization shout anti gay marriage slogans in front of the US Supreme Court March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.

As we await the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, there has been no shortage of coverage on the issue. Much of that coverage has focused on support of same sex couples, according to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center.

As we await the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, there has been no shortage of coverage on the issue. Much of that coverage has focused on support of same sex couples, according to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center

Among the study's findings is that news stories with statements supporting same-sex marriage outweighed those with opposing statements by 5-to-1 margin.

Amy Mitchell is acting director for the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, joins the show to explain the study's findings.

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