House Takes Up Role of Courts in Marriage Law 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.
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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

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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.