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  • Supporters of gay marriage gather for a rally at the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Opponents and supporters of gay marriage held twin rallies at the Capitol on Tuesday. More than 1,000 gay couples rushed to get married when a federal judge overturned Utah's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in late December 2013. In early January the U.S. Supreme Court granted Utah's request for an emergency halt to the weddings. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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  • ** FILE ** Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks at a rally for opponents of same-sex marriage in Augusta, Maine, in August 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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  • **FILE** President Barack Obama (Associated Press)

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