US Supreme Court declines to take up gay marriage cases
06 October 2014, 17:41
Washington -The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear gay marriage cases from five states, effectively opening the door to same-sex weddings in those states and putting off a nationwide decision on the hot-button issue.
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The court opted not to take up cases from five states -- Indiana, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Oklahoma -- in which bans on same-sex marriage were deemed unconstitutional. Marriages in those states were on hold pending the high court's decision on whether to hear the cases.
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