Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court weighs two gay marriage cases: a challenge to California's same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8; and a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
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Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court weighs challenges to California's ban and to the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Same-Sex Marriages Resume In California

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Ruling Clears The Way For More Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Celebrate At Stonewall Inn

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End Of DOMA Means Federal Benefits For Gay Married Couples

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Edith Windsor is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, when the court heard oral arguments in the case that challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Plaintiff Edith Windsor of New York waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington after the court heard arguments on her Defense of Marriage Act case. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Mike McConnell (left) and Jack Baker --€” the couple in the Baker v. Nelson case — attempt to get a marriage license in Minneapolis in May 1970. The AP reported in December 2012 that the two are still together. R. Bertraine Heine/Minnesota Historical Society/AP hide caption

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Fabiola Morales jokes with her father-in-law, Robert F. Costello III, a retired financial adviser, while preparing lunch in the family's kitchen. Kelly Costello's dream is to be able to sponsor Morales and feel "secure and stable." Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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