Scotus Punts On Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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The Supreme Court turned down all seven pending petitions urging the court to decide whether there is a right to same-sex marriage under the Constitution on Monday. The justices’ action, announced without comment by the court Monday morning, appears to clear the way for same-sex marriages in at least five states in short order.

Six other states could also see the practice quickly legalized under appeals court rulings already handed down. The decision surprised many analysts because the justices had twice stepped in to halt same-sex marriages in two states.

ABC’s Steven Portnoy joined us from Washington.

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