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Same-sex marriage cases explained

POSTED: 11:49 AM PDT Mar 25, 2013    UPDATED: 07:53 AM PDT Jun 26, 2013 

Find out more about the Supreme Court gay marriage cases decided Wednesday and what's at stake for both sides of the debate.

Anthony Kennedy
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Two Supreme Court justices will be closely watched as potential swing votes on this issue, according to CNN. Justice Anthony Kennedy is generally conservative but is also considered a frequent swing vote. He has written two opinions furthering gay rights, one that struck down state laws criminalizing sodomy and another that stopped a Colorado Constitutional amendment that forbid local gay-rights ordinances.

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