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Understanding the same-sex marriage Supreme Court cases

The Supreme Court will hear extended arguments on Tuesday about the legality of same-sex marriages in four states. Its eventual decision could be a landmark civil rights moment, or a move that would confuse a lot of people on both sides of the issue.

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