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Gay rights supporters schedule Columbia march

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The groups plan to march to the South Carolina Statehouse, pictured above. (File/FOX Carolina) The groups plan to march to the South Carolina Statehouse, pictured above. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

Supporters of gay marriage plan to march in Columbia after the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings in two gay marriage cases.

The court on Wednesday struck down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and ruled that legally-married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The court also cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.

The justices ruled that opponents of gay marriage didn't have the right to appeal lower court rulings that struck down a ban on same-sex unions.

South Carolina Equality and other gay rights organizations plan to march in downtown Columbia at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The groups plan to march to the Statehouse and then up Main Street to Columbia City Hall.

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