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Same-sex Marriage On Winning Streak Toward Supreme Court

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February 14, 2014 AT 2:47 PM
Same-sex marriage is on a roll in the nation's courts, signaling a mad dash back to the Supreme Court just months after its victories there last June. A federal judge's decision late Thursday striking down Virginia's sweeping ban on gay and lesbian unions was but the latest in a string of rulings in some of the nation's most conservative states. The rapid-fire opinions from federal judges in Virginia, Oklahoma and Utah striking down gay marriage bans, and from Kentucky and Ohio on more narrow issues, come on top of state court rulings in New Jersey and New Mexico in recent months, as well as Nevada's decision not to defend its gay marriage ban in court.