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California's Proposition 8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry, left, Sandy Steir, Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, enter the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. The high court declined to rule on Proposition 8, the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, on technical grounds. The result is that a lower court's decision blocking Proposition 8 remains in effect.

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