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Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibit the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman? See “Justices take up California same-sex marriage ban.” Hollingsworth v. Perry, No. 12-144.Certiorari granted:  Dec. 7, 2012. Ruling below: 671 F.3d 1052. (9th Cir. 2012).