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      Supreme Court Avoids Ruling on Right to Gay Marriage in Prop 8 Case

      Associated Press

      The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.

      The court's 5-4 vote Wednesday leaves in place the initial trial court declaration that the ban is unconstitutional.

      California officials probably will rely on that ruling to allow the resumption of same-sex unions in about a month's time.

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