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Leading LGBT groups were planning for all contingencies that could have come out of Friday's Supreme Court gay marriage decision. But just because the high court granted them a win doesn't mean their work is over.

“There we will be a lot of work by a lot of different people to enforce a Supreme Court victory,” Camilla Taylor, Lambda Legal’s Marriage Project Director, told TPM earlier this week before the decision.

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Before the Supreme Court ruled Friday that marriage was a constitutional right same-sex couples, 15 states were not granting gay couples marriage licenses:

Alabama

Arkansas

Georgia

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Michigan

Mississippi

Missouri

Nebraska

North Dakota

Ohio

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

The gay marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee were at stake in the case the Supreme Court decided Friday, Obergefell v. Hodges. The marriage bans in Alabama, Kansas, and Missouri were in flux due to state resistance to previous court rulings against the measures. The marriage bans in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Texas were in effect before the Supreme Court's ruling Friday.

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The Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples across the U.S. have the right to marry left officials in Texas reeling.

Following the ruling, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a directive on Friday ordering state agencies to "prioritize compliance" with the First Amendment and Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The directive states that agencies should make sure that nobody "takes any adverse action against" people "substantially motivated by sincere religious belief."

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