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US Judge Strikes Down Arizona Gay Marriage Ban

A U.S. federal judge has cleared the way for same-sex marriages in Arizona. The judge ruled Friday that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, saying a recent appeals court decision striking down bans in Nevada and Idaho also applies to Arizona. The state's attorney general must now choose whether to appeal the ruling or uphold it and allow gay couples to marry in Arizona. He is scheduled to speak Monday on the issue. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined...

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