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2013 Review: A banner year for gay rights in the US

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John Catuara (L) and Shaun Stent John Catuara/Shaun Stent

As 2013 closes out, we're revisiting with some of the most memorable voices that we heard throughout the year. 

It's been a historic one for supporters of gay marriage. Even just this past week, New Mexico's Supreme Court formally recognized same-sex marriage, while a federal judge overturned Utah's ban on gay unions.

But the biggest news of the year came on June 26th, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned DOMA and California's Prop 8. Shaun Stent and John Catuara were ecstatic.

RELATED: SCOTUS rulings open green card doors to binational same-sex couples

Shaun is British, and John is American. They married in New York well before their union was recognized federally, or here in their hometown of Redondo Beach. When we talked last summer, Shaun explained that DOMA meant he couldn't get his greencard. 

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