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Gay marriage backers want high court to step in


It's not only Indiana officials who want the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the state's gay marriage ban is constitutional.

 In documents filed late Tuesday, lawyers for Indiana gay couples who have won their case so far in federal courts are also asking the high court to weigh in on the issue.

 They agree with Indiana state attorneys that it's time for the Supreme Court to decide the gay marriage issue. Both the state and gay marriage supporters believe the Constitution is on their side.

 National gay rights group Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and others involved in the case say a federal appeals court got it right when it struck down Indiana's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional.

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