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State-by-state look at gay marriage bans

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State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit it.

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US Supreme Court takes up Arizona’s redistricting case

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to decide who can legally draw Arizona’s congressional districts.

In a brief order, the justices said they will consider whether the U.S. Constitution requires the boundaries to be drawn by the elected Legislature – and only the Legislature.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear pastor’s suit challenging Gilbert ordinance (access required)

Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, is trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision stating that the town of Gilbert was just in citing him for violating an ordinance limiting the time he could have signs up directing people to his church. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

The pastor of a small Gilbert congregation says the town government believes political campaign signs are more important than the small placards that give directions to his service.

Attorneys for Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, will now try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gilbert’s favor.

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