Gay Marriage Heads to Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30:  Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in front of the Supreme Court November 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the Supreme Court building draped in a photo-realistic sheet during a repair and preservation project, the justices met today to consider hearing several cases dealing with the rights of gay couples who are married, want to get married or are in domestic partnerships.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Here we go. The Supreme Court will hear historic oral arguments on marriage equality Tuesday. In the first of two days, gay-marriage activists will argue that the Constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage and that states cannot reject this. Proposition 8 will come to the forefront of the arguments, as the judges will consider whether the California ruling defining marriage between a man and woman is valid. The judges may rule that the Constitution says nothing on gay marriage—or that California had every right to define a traditional marriage. Wednesday, the court will hear arguments for the Defense of Marriage Act.

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