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.

Obama Administration To File Brief Urging Supreme Court To Strike Down Prop. 8

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Starbucks is among the companies urging the Supreme Court to strike down the federal government's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Faces Gay Marriage Court Deadline

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People wait in line to enter the Supreme Court as the term began in October. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Edith Windsor, 83, is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. When Windsor's female spouse died, the federal government, acting under DOMA, required Windsor to pay estate taxes that she would not have owed if her spouse had been a man. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, N.J., holds a gay marriage pride flag in front of the Supreme Court Nov. 30, 2012. The court says it will review two cases related to same-sex marriage in 2013. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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