Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage
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|Fri, 12-07-2012 - 3:27pm|
The court's decision to hear challenges to both California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act could lead to a series of historic rulings.
The court likely will hear the cases in March and rule by late June on a series of questions, potentially including one of the most basic: Can states ban gay marriage? It also will decide whether gay and lesbian married couples can be denied federal benefits received by opposite-sex spouses.