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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20:  A guard stands on the steps of the Supreme Court Building, August 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. To
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: A guard stands on the steps of the Supreme Court Building, August 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Today the high court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia and puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict last month striking down the state's ban on gay marriage. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The news Friday that the Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage brought elation from gays and lesbians who are hopeful the justices will grant them the constitutional protections they have long sought.

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