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US Supreme Court hailed for taking up gay marriage

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Advocates and opponents of gay marriage hailed Saturday a decision by the US Supreme Court to take up the sensitive issue, saying a ruling by the justices could help settle one of the thorniest social disputes in modern America. 

A same-sex marriage proponent holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in front of the Supreme Court in Washington DC.

On Friday, the high court agreed to hear challenges to a federal law denying benefits to same-sex couples and California's ban on such unions.

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