The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to step aside and not hear seven cases involving state bans on same-sex marriage continues to be controversial. The court’s inaction lets stand lower-court rulings that struck down the bans and was a victory for same-sex marriage in those states. But that’s not as definitive as some people on both sides of the debate want. They’d rather have a clear decision by the highest court in the land saying whether same-sex marriage bans are constitutional. Should the Supreme Court confront this challenge directly, or is it enough to let lower courts handle it?
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