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Arizona and Wyoming gay marriage bans struck down
Arizona and Wyoming gay marriage bans struck down

Same-sex couples in Arizona, Wyoming and Alaska will all be free to obtain marriage licenses by next week after federal judges struck down bans in two of those states Friday and the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for a further stay in Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick struck down Arizona's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage early Friday morning, and state Atty. Gen. Tom Horne later told reporters he would not appeal the ruling, meaning marriages could begin immediately. “It would be unethical for me to file an appeal that would have no chance of success," he said. Ten same-sex couples in Maricopa County were expected to be the first to receive...

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