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Gay marriage supporters, opponents alike eager for Supreme Court ruling
Gay marriage supporters, opponents alike eager for Supreme Court ruling

After fighting state by state for more than 20 years, the same-sex marriage movement is riding an extraordinary wave of legal victories as the Supreme Court prepares to decide whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry nationwide. The justices will meet Monday to consider a thick pile of pending appeals, and they have before them gay-marriage cases from five states. In all five, the ban on same-sex marriages was struck down. But unlike most appeals, both sides — the winners as well as the losers — are asking justices to hear the case. "It's a near certainty the court will decide it this term and definitively answer" whether same-sex marriage...

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