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Same-sex marriage advocates say fight isn't over

Same-sex marriage advocates say fight isn't over

Advocates of same-sex marriage celebrated the landmark Supreme Court ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the United States but said work remains to protect gay and lesbian Americans from discrimination. Opponents, meanwhile, said the 5-4 decision violated the states' right to define marriage for themselves, and expressed concern for the religious freedom of churches, clergy and others who do not share the court's view. The ruling ends same-sex marriage bans in the 14 states that have them. Maryland has recognized gay marriage since 2013. Amid the jubilation Friday, advocates of same-sex marriage warned that many states still...