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Same-sex marriage debate goes to high court tomorrow

2 cases to be argued; public backing rises

The legal battle over gay marriage, which began in a Massachusetts courthouse more than a decade ago, arrives at the highest court in the land this week, with the Supreme Court scheduled to hear two cases that could dramatically reshape the debate.

The oral arguments before the nine justices, likely to be the most closely watched of the term, come as public support for gay marriage is at an all-time high, according to public opinion surveys. Fifty-eight percent of Americans favor marriage rights for gay people, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll published last week. Thirty-six percent opposed gay marriage.

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