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.
Special Series

Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

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

Brian Mathers calls his husband, Isidro, in Mexico from his living room in Sioux City, Iowa. Brian and Isidro have been separated for more than a year by immigration laws that did not recognize their marriage. Durrie Bouscaren/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Durrie Bouscaren/NPR

Advocates for gay marriage in gather outside the New Jersey Statehouse on Thursday. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mel Evans/AP

Gay Marriage Now A State-By-State Battle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/196819749/196911683" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California's proposition banning gay marriage in 2010. The Supreme Court kept that ruling intact on Wednesday. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Elaine Thompson/AP

Same-Sex Marriages Resume In California

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/196780229/196780414" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/196133573/196133556" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Celebrate At Stonewall Inn

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/195956202/195968492" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

End Of DOMA Means Federal Benefits For Gay Married Couples

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/195956178/195956180" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript