Supreme Court rules same-sex couples have right to marry

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WASHINGTON –In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet.

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The Supreme Court could rule as early as Friday morning on two key questions related to same-sex marriage: Whether states can ban gay marriage and whether all states must recognize lawful gay marriages performed out of state.

The relevant cases were argued earlier this year. Attorney John Bursch, serving as Michigan’s Special Assistant Attorney General, defended four states’ bans on gay marriage before the Court, arguing that the case was not about how to define marriage, but rather about who gets to decide the question.

The case comes before the Supreme Court after several lower courts have overturned state bans on gay marriage. A federal appeals court had previously ruled in favor of the state bans, with Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the Sixth…

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Supreme Court rules same-sex couples have right to marry

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