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The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Court, which meets in the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]

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Alabama resumes issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but not everywhere

Friday, June 26, 2015
Newlyweds Jessica Dent, left, and Carolee Taylor leave a court building in Montgomery, Ala., with their wedding license on Friday, June 26, 2015. The two women were among the first same-sex couples to wed in Alabama after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay people can marry anywhere.
Some Alabama counties have started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Roy Moore predicts backlash over court’s same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
Roy Moore
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore says the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage has "destroyed the foundation of our country which is family," and he predicted a conservative Christian backlash. ...

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San Francisco, city at the vanguard of the gay rights fight, celebrates marriage ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, center, speaks at a news conference outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, June 26, 2015, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.
Workers draped a giant, one-story-long rainbow flag over the front door of City Hall minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide on Friday morning. ...

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Texas governor dismisses Supreme Court ruling, demands state agencies preserve religious liberties

Friday, June 26, 2015
Attorney General Greg   Abbott (R-Texas)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a directive to all state agencies demanding they preserve Texans' religious liberties after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. ...

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Puerto Rico amends laws after Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
Puerto-Rico
Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision, Puerto Rico's governor signed an executive order requiring government agencies to become compliant with the ruling within 15 days. ...

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North Dakota governor: State will abide by Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
North-Dakota
Some gay couples wasted no time pursuing marriage licenses in North Dakota on Friday, just hours after the Supreme Court decreed that same-sex marriage is a nationwide right. ...

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Scott Walker calls Supreme Court marriage decision a ‘grave mistake’

Friday, June 26, 2015
Scott Walker
Walker said in a statement Friday that the states should have the right to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage. He also says the Constitution should be amended to include a definition of marriage as between a man and a ...

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Obama, in tweet, lauds high court decision on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
Barack Obama
President Barack Obama took to Twitter to praise the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision as "a big step in our march toward equality." ...

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Texas AG: Counties should wait if same-sex marriage legalized

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged county officials Thursday to not immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal. ...

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5 things to know about public opinion on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The wedding rings of Thomas Kostura and Ijpe DeKoe, a same-sex couple from Memphis, Tenn.
Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide. So say polls conducted before the court's ruling, expected any day, on whether to make same-sex marriage a constitutional ...

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