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Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Arguments For 2 Days In Late March

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says it will hear two days' worth of arguments over laws affecting gay marriage during the last week of March.

Justices on Monday announced they will hear arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry on March 26 and United States v. Windsor on March 27.

The first case involves California's constitutional amendment that forbids same-sex marriage. The second concerns a federal law that denies gay couples who legally marry the right to obtain federal benefits available to heterosexual married couples. The court scheduled one hour's worth of arguments on each day. Justices can still extend the amount of time given to arguments in each case, however.

Nine states – Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington_ and the District of Columbia allow gay marriage.

by Anonymousreply 301/07/2013

We get a WHOLE HOUR! yowza!

by Anonymousreply 101/07/2013

OK, DL legal experts. What's up here?

by Anonymousreply 201/07/2013

These justices need to be mindful that, if they rule against equality, they will for the rest of human history be regarded in the same light as the justices who gave us the Dred Scott decision.

by Anonymousreply 301/07/2013
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