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Same-sex marriage cases explained

Published On: Mar 25 2013 01:49:25 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 26 2013 09:53:41 AM CDT

Find out more about the Supreme Court gay marriage cases decided Wednesday and what's at stake for both sides of the debate.

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Two Supreme Court justices will be closely watched as potential swing votes on this issue, according to CNN. Justice Anthony Kennedy is generally conservative but is also considered a frequent swing vote. He has written two opinions furthering gay rights, one that struck down state laws criminalizing sodomy and another that stopped a Colorado Constitutional amendment that forbid local gay-rights ordinances.

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