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Politics

For gay marriage, the battle now moves to states

Now the target for both sides after DOMA

WASHINGTON — Hours after the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, Udi Ofer of the American Civil Liberties Union spent his evening in a Unitarian church in Summit, N.J., training nearly 40 members how to persuade three local Republican lawmakers to endorse same-sex marriage.

Less than two days later, leading Christian conservative Ralph Reed was on a conference call with nine of his top donors and allied organizations discussing how to mobilize the money and resources to fight gay marriage activists not only in New Jersey, but in states ranging from Iowa to Oregon.

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