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Jayne Rowse, left, looks at April DeBoer as she reacts during a news conference in Ferndale, Mich., Friday, March 21, 2014. A federal judge  struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage Friday, the latest in a series of decisions overturning similar laws across the U.S. The two nurses who've been partners for eight years claimed the ban violated their rights under the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Jayne Rowse, left, looks at April DeBoer as she reacts during a news conference in Ferndale, Mich., Friday, March 21, 2014. A federal judge struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage Friday, the latest in a series of decisions overturning similar laws across the U.S. The two nurses who've been partners for eight years claimed the ban violated their rights under the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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