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Supreme Court Takes No Action On Pending Gay Marriage Cases

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09:  An exterior view of the U.S. Supreme Court January 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. The justices of t
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: An exterior view of the U.S. Supreme Court January 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. The justices of the Supreme Court were scheduled to meet to determine whether the court will take up any of the five pending state-banned same-sex marriage cases in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Louisiana.> on January 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took no action on five pending cases that could lead to a ruling on whether states may ban gay marriage.

The cases were not mentioned in a list describing action on pending cases that the court issued on Friday following the nine justices' usual behind-closed-doors meeting to discuss cases before them. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

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