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Landmark Gay Rights Cases Head for Supreme Court

Landmark Gay Rights Cases Head for Supreme Court
Posted March 25th, 2013 @ 11:03am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The gay marriage debate moves to the Supreme Court this week, where justices will hear arguments for and against the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 ban tomorrow. The federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, will be before the court on Wednesday. Decisions are not expected until mid-June.

  • Among those in seating reserved for guests and family members of conservative Justice John Roberts will be his cousin Jean Podrasky, who wants to marry her female partner of four years. "He is a smart man," she tells the Los Angeles Times. "He is a good man. I believe he sees where the tide is going. I do trust him. I absolutely trust that he will go in a good direction."

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