By David Crary
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Of the five territories, only Puerto Rico has faced a lawsuit seeking the right for gay and lesbian couples to wed. A federal judge there, bucking the trend in federal courts on the mainland, rejected the suit. That case is under appeal.
Advocacy groups say no same-sex couples have stepped forward to make a legal case for marriage rights in the other territories _ the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.
The five territories would be covered by a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling establishing a constitutional right for same-sex couples to wed.