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Calif. Ban On Gay Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional

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A federal appeals court ruling in California may bring the debate over same-sex marriage closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled California's ban on same-sex marriage, also known as Proposition 8, is unconstitutional. Opponents of Proposition 8 called the ruling "historic." Supporters of the voter-approved ban call the decision "misguided."
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