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Obama call may override states on gay marriage

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WASHINGTON: Barack Obama’s administration has urged the US Supreme Court to reinstate same-sex marriage in California, taking a stand in a historic case that could lead to weddings of gay couples across the US.
The filing adds a potentially powerful voice to the legal bid for same-sex marriage rights. The administration stopped short of directly calling for a nationwide right, saying the court should ”resolve this case by focusing on the particular circumstances presented by California law”. But the government’s reasoning would leave states little room to argue against gay marriage.
“For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well,”

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