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Gay groups upbeat as court questions Nevada, Idaho gay marriage bans
Gay groups upbeat as court questions Nevada, Idaho gay marriage bans

After months of rulings around the country in favor of gay marriage, a federal appeals court Monday appeared to need little convincing that bans on same-sex nuptials in Nevada and Idaho should be overturned. Three U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, all appointed by Democrats, will soon join the chorus of circuit courts weighing in on same-sex marriage. Three federal appeals courts already have struck down bans in other parts of the country. Gay rights lawyers appeared relaxed, cheerful and confident when they entered court. “The case keeps getting easier and easier to win,” said Jon Davidson, legal director of Lambda Legal, a gay advocacy group challenging...

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