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Supreme Court hears historic gay marriage arguments
Supreme Court hears historic gay marriage arguments

Facing a historic decision on gay rights, the Supreme Court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether the Constitution gives same-sex couples a right to marry in every state. The justices must decide whether to resolve the national debate over gay marriage this year with a clear constitutional ruling, or instead leave the matter to be decided in each state by their voters or legislators. Gay rights advocates come to the high court riding the momentum of victories in dozens of states and opinion polls showing a solid majority of Americans favor gay marriage. Currently, only 13 states continue to enforce bans on same-sex marriages. But lawyers representing four of those states -...

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