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9th Circuit to take up same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii
9th Circuit to take up same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

Three federal appeals court judges who have ruled in favor of gay rights in the past are to hear arguments Monday on whether to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Western states. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, randomly selected to consider the appeals, are Stephen Reinhardt, appointed to the court by President Carter, and Marsha S. Berzon and Ronald M. Gould, appointees of President Clinton. They are to hear arguments starting at 1 p.m. PDT on same-sex-marriage cases from Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The court is to video stream the proceedings live over the Internet at www.ca9.uscourts.gov. Access can be obtained by clicking the website’s link, “Live Oral...

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