Last updated on: 12/7/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

US Supreme Court agrees to hear two same-sex marriage cases

US Supreme Court agrees to hear two same-sex marriage cases. One case challenges California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in the state. The other case challenges the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s denial of benefits to gay and lesbian couples married in states that have legalized the practice.