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Gay marriage backers apprehensive about case

Fear high court will be reluctant to end Calif. ban

WASHINGTON — Gay marriage supporters see 41 reasons to fret over the Supreme Court’s decision to take up the case of California’s ban on same-sex unions.

While nine states allow same-sex partners to marry, or will soon, 41 do not. Of those, 30 have written gay marriage bans into their state constitutions.

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