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Saturday, June 18, 2005

US court backs restriction on same-sex marriage
By Jim Christie

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Delivering a setback to supporters of same-sex marriages, a federal judge in California on Thursday upheld the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which recognizes only unions between a man and a woman.

In his ruling in favor of the 1996 law, U.S. District Judge Gary Taylor said it served government interests by promoting a traditional definition of marriage as between a man and woman.


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