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.