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How the Supreme Court could avoid ruling on gay marriage

The highly anticipated Supreme Court rulings on Proposition 8 and DOMA could wind up being a big let-down for gay marriage advocates, if the Court decides that it lacks standing to decide whether or not each law is constitutional.

Each case, set for arguments before the court Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, presents for the Justices the issue of standing - the determination of whether or not a party has a proper stake to bring the case before the Court.