Gay Marriage Cleared in New States After Supreme Court Rebuff

A protester holds an American flag and rainbow flag in front of the Miami-Dade Courthouse to show his support of the LGBTQ couples inside the courthouse were asking the state of Florida to recognize their marriage on July 2, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Six couples that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) are in court asking that their same-sex marriage be recognized in the state of Florida.

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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for gays to marry in 11 more states while leaving the issue in doubt elsewhere as the justices rejected calls for a nationwide ruling.

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