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Latest same-sex marriage court ruling and its impact on the rest of the country




People queue to enter the Supreme Court in Washington in March 2013. The justices were hearing arguments on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and  on the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
People queue to enter the Supreme Court in Washington in March 2013. The justices were hearing arguments on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and on the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
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A federal judge has upheld Louisiana’s ban on gay marriage – a big loss for same-sex marriage advocates who've seen courts legalize the practice in places like California, New Mexico, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

UC Irvine law professor Douglas NeJaime says state courts will continue to make their own decision on same-sex marriage until the final ruling ultimately comes from the United States Supreme Court.