Same-sex marriage bans lifted in 2 more western states

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A group of protesters gathered outside President Barack Obama's fundraising event in Beverly Hills on May 27, 2010 asking him to overturn the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Two supporters of the LGBT community are pictured waving a rainbow flag.

By Bill Mears

CNN

(CNN) — A federal appeals court has struck down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, the latest court rulings in a string of legal victories for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

The ruling Tuesday from the three judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California is the fourth from a circuit court to strike down voter-approved bans.

The legal move follows the Supreme Court on Monday letting stand rulings that struck down bans in five states and affectied similar laws in six other states.

The cases in the 9th Circuit Court’s decision are Sevcik v. Sandoval (12-17668) in Nevada and Latta v. Otter (14-35420) in Idaho.

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