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House Takes Up Role of Courts in Marriage Law

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House Takes Up Role of Courts in Marriage Law

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House Takes Up Role of Courts in Marriage Law

House Takes Up Role of Courts in Marriage Law

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House lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday on the Marriage Protection Act, which would prevent federal courts from ruling on the constitutionality of a 1996 law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Many analysts believe the bill will fail in Congress, but could win some points in the campaign. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports.