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  •  Ya, okay (0+ / 0-)

    but us non-lawyers don't really understand most of that.

    The reply below by Scott Woolridge makes more sense to me.

    I understand there are separate State and Federal courts. Who has jurisdiction can be confusing, but does not matter to my point here.

    My point is that this is obviously a "federal case", but most everyone (both for and against gay marriage) says that gay marriage should be a state issue. If that's true, then the SCOTUS has a good reason to dodge the issue. It does not seem like something they'd be eager to take up right now.

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