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Same-sex marriage clears court hurdles in Idaho, North Carolina
Same-sex marriage clears court hurdles in Idaho, North Carolina

The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for gay marriages to begin in Idaho by lifting a temporary order from earlier this week. The justices turned down an appeal from Idaho's governor seeking to block same-sex marriages there. An earlier temporary order from Justice Anthony Kennedy was vacated. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, a federal District Court judge ruled that state’s ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. Officials in Asheville planned to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately. The court's action in Idaho culminates a week in which the justices stood back and allowed same-sex marriage to become legal in most of the nation. On...

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