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updated: 6/23/2013 8:58 AM

Supreme Court has range of options on gay marriage

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  • In this March 27, 2013, file photo a woman holds up a sign that reads "REPEAL DOMA," the Defense of Marriage Act in front of a group from Alabama, clasped in prayer in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, as the court hears arguments on gay marriage. Sometime this early July, the Court will announce the outcomes in cases on Californian's ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

      In this March 27, 2013, file photo a woman holds up a sign that reads "REPEAL DOMA," the Defense of Marriage Act in front of a group from Alabama, clasped in prayer in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, as the court hears arguments on gay marriage. Sometime this early July, the Court will announce the outcomes in cases on Californian's ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

The waiting is almost over. sometime in the next week or so, the supreme court will announce the outcomes in cases on california's proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal defense of marriage act. the federal law defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman and keeps legally married gay americans from collecting a range of federal benefits. here is a look at the potential outcomes of the ruling.

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