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Supreme Court lifts block on gay marriage in Kansas

The Supreme Court cleared the path for same-sex marriages to go forward in the state of Kansas, lifting a stay that had been put in place as the state government is appealing a federal judge's ruling in favor of marriage rights.

The Supreme Court lifted the stay in a short one-page order on Wednesday, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports, with Justices Anton Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissenting in favor of keeping it place.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor previously granted the stay on Monday, though it has proven to be of only a short duration.