SCOTUS to Hear Gay Marriage Arguments in March

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SCOTUSblog announced yesterday that the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the two same sex marriage cases (previously accepted by the Court) on March 26th and March 27th. Arguments on California Proposition 8 ll be heard on March 26th, and arguments on the section of the Defense of Marriage Act under question will be held the following day. Though only one hour of arguments is scheduled for each case, experts agree that the Court's acceptance of the two cases indicates they intend to hear all arguments - even if it means extending the allotted time each day. This comes at the heels of the Illinois legislature debating whether or not to become the next state to legalize same sex marriage. At the moment, same sex marriage is law in nine states: Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington and the District of Columbia.

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