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In this photo taken June 26, 2013, Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining ...