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Pa. and 31 other states ask high court to settle gay marriage

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 4, 2014 8:21 PM
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(Boston) -- More than 30 states, including Pennsylvania, have filed briefs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage.

Massachusetts, the commonwealth and 13 other states where same-sex marriage is legal filed a brief Thursday asking the justices to overturn other states' bans on gay marriage.

Colorado and 16 other states that have banned same-sex marriage filed a separate brief asking the court to rule one way or the other to clear up a "morass'' of lawsuits.

Their brief doesn't specifically ask the court to uphold their bans.
Massachusetts was joined by California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington.

Colorado was joined by Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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