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Gay Rights Groups Calling Supreme Denial a Victory

But though the court has passed on the opportunity to make a landmark nationwide ruling on same-sex marriage, gay rights groups are leading with the positive: In the five states where marriage bans have been struck down, same-sex couples will soon be …