Supreme Court avoids ruling on same sex marriage


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Updated: 6/26/2013 10:55 am Published: 6/26/2013 9:28 am


WASHINGTON (AP) - 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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