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Losing streak lengthens for foes of gay marriage

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Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:11 PM by DAVID CRARY
Source: Associated Press

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For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause; others vow to fight on.

On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages. And over the past seven months, more than a dozen federal and state judges have struck down part or all of state-level bans on gay marriage, with no rulings going the other way.

Faced with these developments, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will rally Thursday at a March for Marriage in Washington that they hope will draw many thousands.

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