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Lawyers Build Cases for Marriage Equality Based on Supreme Court's Rulings

Lawyers Build Cases for Marriage Equality Based on Supreme Court's Rulings
When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to say the ruling applied only to legally married same-sex couples seeking benefits from the federal government. But judges and lawyers representing same-sex couples are already using Kennedy's language and reasoning in other cases about the right to marry.
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Supporters Erupt in Cheers Over Court's Gay Rights Rulings

Supporters Erupt in Cheers Over Court's Gay Rights Rulings
Chanting "DOMA is Dead," supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers and some wept openly upon hearing word of the Supreme Court's decision Wednesday striking down a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
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Supreme Court’s Favorable Rating Still at Historic Low

Supreme Court’s Favorable Rating Still at Historic Low
As the Supreme Court deliberates on two same-sex marriage cases, and with several other high-profile cases on its docket, the court’s favorability rating remains close to an all-time low.
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Chief Justice's Lesbian Cousin Attending Gay Marriage Hearing As His Guest

Chief Justice's Lesbian Cousin Attending Gay Marriage Hearing As His Guest
Jean Podrasky, a lesbian and Roberts' first cousin, will sit in a section of the courtroom reserved for relatives along with her partner as Roberts and his court examine the legality of California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state.
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