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.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Winslow of Massachusetts wants same-sex married couples to have the same right to pool their money for political donations as other married couples. But the Federal Election Commission says the Defense of Marriage Act won't allow it. The constitutionality of DOMA is now before the Supreme Court. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Gay Marriage Recap: Will Justices Rule On Constitutionality?

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Same-sex wedding cake topper figurines at Cake and Art in 2008 in West Hollywood, Calif. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Police stand guard in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices hear arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This artist rendering shows Paul Clement (second from left) with Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. (seated, right), addressing the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Justices pictured are (from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Justices Cast Doubt On Federal Defense Of Marriage Act

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As embattled, closeted lawyer Andrew Beckett, Tom Hanks brought gay rights to trial in 1993's Philadelphia. Bureau L.A. Collection / Corbis hide caption

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This artist rendering shows Roberta Kaplan, attorney for plaintiff Edith Windsor, addressing the Supreme Court during arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court May Rule That Defense Of Marriage Act Violates States' Rights

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Supreme Court Wrestles With Implications Of Defense Of Marriage Act

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Transcript And Audio: Supreme Court Arguments On Defense Of Marriage Act

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Demonstrators gathered again outside the Supreme Court Wednesday as the time approached for another case to be heard about issues related to same-sex marriage. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': Nina Totenberg previews Wednesday's case

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A pro-gay-marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the first of two days of oral arguments on challenges to laws that limit the definition of marriage to unions of a man and a woman. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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