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A 'circuit split' will force a ruling on gay marriage
A 'circuit split' will force a ruling on gay marriage

Supreme Court wonks, gay rights groups and the public were bemused last month when the Supreme Court declined to review federal appeals court decisions striking down state bans on same-sex marriage.  More perplexing than the decision not to hear the appeals was the fact that the court allowed the decisions to go into effect,  creating “facts on the ground” as more gays and lesbians tied the knot. Even some admirers of judicial restraint thought the court was ducking the issue. It won't be able to do so much longer.  On Thursday  the Cincinnati-based  U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals by a 2-1 vote upheld bans on gay marriage in Michigan, Ohio,...

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