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Crowds thin, emotions still high on second day of hearings on gay marriage

Jerssay Arredondo of Phoenix speaks out at a rally at the Supreme Court, during the second of two days of historic hearings on the laws restricting same-sex marriages. (Cronkite News Service photo by Connor Radnovich)

WASHINGTON – Jerssay Arredondo said life as an illegal immigrant and a gay man can be a “double struggle” – which was all the more reason for him to be on hand as the Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage. “We must remember that immigrant rights are (gay) rights” and vice versa, the 21-year-old Phoenix resident said Wednesday on the steps of the Supreme Court.

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