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Article posted: 12/9/2012 4:37 PM

Hope and fear in gay marriage cases at high court

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Cindy Ogasawara stands with other well-wishers greeting newly married couples as they depart Seattle City Hall Sunday. Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage Wednesday, and weddings for gay and lesbian couples began Sunday.


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Gay marriage supporters see 41 reasons to fret over the Supreme Court's decision to take up the case of California's ban on same-sex unions. While nine states allow same-sex partners to marry, or will soon, 41 states do not. Of those, 30 have written gay marriage bans into their state constitutions.
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