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    Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    The invitations are in the mail. In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today to allow gay marriages in all 50 states. The ruling means that 14 states with bans on such unions will now be forced to join the other 36 states, plus Washington D.C., where it’s already legal for same-sex couples to wed. President Obama applauded what he called a “thunderbolt” of justice for eliminating the patchwork system that has left hundreds of couples uncertain of their legal status. And while some Republicans criticized the decision for redefining the institution of marriage, others, like presidential contender Jeb Bush, were more restrained.

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