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Many traditional religious Americans feel under attack. As the US Supreme Court decides on the future of same-sex marriage, journalist Gary Younge takes a step back to understand the anger, the concerns and the personal faith-based objections to the issue.

Gary takes a trip to Louisville, Kentucky where same-sex marriage is banned. Just across the Ohio River, in the state of Indiana, same-sex marriage is legal. In this uniquely-placed city, Gary meets pastors and parishioners across the spectrum to talk about the issue. He finds a Baptist Church that defied the state and began performing same-sex marriage ceremonies with a fair amount of backlash. He also speaks to Christian leaders opposed to same-sex marriage that feel like they have been demonised. In Louisville, Gary discovers how divisive same-sex marriage has become and how the issue has deeply impacted American faith.

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