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Wisconsin gay marriage plaintiff praises ruling

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The latest reactions to the Supreme Court's decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states (all times are local):

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Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold says he is pleased with the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

The Wisconsin Democrat in a statement Friday celebrated the court's decision, saying people across the country should have the right to marry anyone they love.

Feingold also said he opposed the Defense of Marriage act 20 years ago and applauds members and allies of the gay community for fighting for the right to marry.

Feingold hopes to return to the Senate next year. He plans to challenge Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.

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