Supreme Court to Hear DOMA Arguments

    Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    In case you didn’t have your fill of guessing how the Supreme Court will rule on gay marriage, the high court will hear arguments on Wednesday about striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that prohibited federal agencies from recognizing same-sex marriage and giving benefits to same-sex spouses. In a sign of how far public opinion has swayed on the issue, DOMA passed with overwhelming majorities in both Houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, who has since asked the court to strike it down. On Tuesday, the court seemed to lean toward not ruling on California’s controversial Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage.

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