Gay marriage momentum could affect top court cases

Associated Press
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May 28, 2013
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Three US states and three countries have approved same-sex unions just in the two months since the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, raising questions about how the developments might affect the justices’ consideration of the issue. In particular, close observers on both sides of the gay marriage divide are wondering whether Justice Anthony Kennedy’s view could be decisive since he often has been the swing vote on the high court. “It is always possible that Justice Kennedy is reading the newspapers and is impressed with the progress,’’ said Michael Klarman, a Harvard University law professor and author of a recent book on the gay marriage fight.