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Supreme Court To Argue Same-Sex Marriage This Spring

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Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states, including Maryland, and defeated a ban in a fourth state, the Supreme Court is deciding when it will get involved.

The justices are meeting today to decide whether they should deal with the argument this spring that the Constitution gives people the right to marry regardless of sexual orientation.

Cases could be argued as early as March, with a decision expected by June.

Meanwhile in Maryland, Attorney General Doug Gansler says court clerks can begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses before Jan. 1, when the law is scheduled to take effect. He writes that as long as the effective date of the license is for the first of the year, it can be handed out early if a clerk wishes to do so.

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