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    Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban arrive in court Thursday following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. They are, from left, Dr. Gay Phillips, her partner Sue Barton, Sharon Baldwin and her partner Mary Bishop. The court is to decide whether to overturn a federal judge’s decision to strike down. Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:55 pm | Updated: 5:57 pm, Thu Apr 17, 2014.

DENVER — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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