The U. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to the Massachusetts law that allows gay and lesbian couples to wed, preserving Massachusetts' status as the only state in the nation where same-sex marriage is legal. The decision -- which had been anticipated by both sides in the fight over same-sex marriage -- leaves untouched the Massachusetts high court's 4- 3 ruling last November that fueled an emotional national debate. But it is not the end of the road for opponents of the Massachusetts law, who are asking the state's high court to review its own decision and are pushing for state and federal constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage. Both sides say the Supreme Court's unwillingness to intervene means the marriage battle will continue in courts and state legislatures around the country.
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