Top Democrats, Republicans in U.S. Senate see chance for bill protecting gay marriage

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(Corrects Lindsey Graham as saying he’ll vote against same sex marriage, not for it) By Moira Warburton WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Top U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans said on Wednesday they may have the votes to pass a bill protecting same-sex marriage rights nationwide, the day after the measure passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan majority. The measure, intended to head off any Supreme Court effort to roll back gay marriage rights, passed the House on Tuesday with all Democrats and 47 Republican representatives – just over a fifth of their caucus – voting in favor. Senate M…

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