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Sunday 20 April 2014

US Supreme Court signals no appetite for gay marriage ruling

Supporters of Proposition 8 demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Supporters of Proposition 8 demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

US SUPREME Court justices signaled today they were reluctant to embrace a broad ruling finding a fundamental right to marriage for gays and lesbians across the United States.

The court completed more than an hour of oral argument on whether to let stand California's ban on same-sex marriage without indicating a clear path forward.

Swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy raised concerns about the court entering "uncharted waters" on an issue that divides the states. Early on, though, Kennedy said he was concerned about the rights of the children of California's same-sex couples.

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