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Federal Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans. Next Stop, Supreme Court.

The issue of same-sex marriage will likely go to the Supreme Court as soon as this upcoming summer. On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit overturned lower court rulings that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in four states: Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Because the ruling is the opposite of outcomes of cases in four other federal circuit courts—which struck down bans in seven states—the decision essentially guarantees that the Supreme Court will ultimately decide whether or not states can impose bans on gay marriage …

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