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Gavin Newsom back at Supreme Court steps over gay marriage
Gavin Newsom back at Supreme Court steps over gay marriage

Gavin Newsom strolled down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building Tuesday afternoon looking a lot less lonely than he did a decade ago. Other Democrats – and even many gay activists – warned in 2004 that the then-San Francisco mayor’s decision to permit gay and lesbian couples to marry might set off a backlash undermining the push for marriage equality. “It’s an extraordinary thing how quiet people were for so many years,” said Newsom, now California's lieutenant governor, after the court heard arguments that may decide once and for all whether gays everywhere in the nation have a right to be married. “It goes to the nature of...

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