Last updated on: 3/28/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Gay Marriage in the US Supreme Court, 2013

Gay
Marriage in the US Supreme Court, 2013

On Mar. 26, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth
v. Perry
, a case regarding the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8
ballot initiative. On Mar. 27, the justices heard oral arguments in United
States v. Windsor
surrounding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a
federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of
benefits afforded opposite-sex married couples. Read summaries and selected
quotes from the justices, and listen to audio of the oral arguments.