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US Supreme Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriagei
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Michael Bowman
December 10, 2012 8:11 PM
The ability of same-sex U.S. couples to legally marry and whether the federal government must recognize those unions could be decided now that the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear two landmark cases on gay marriage. As VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, one case concerns the constitutionality of a voter referendum banning homosexual marriage in California; the other concerns the constitutionality of a federal law that excludes same-sex couples from receiving government benefits.

US Supreme Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage

Michael Bowman

Published December 10, 2012

The ability of same-sex U.S. couples to legally marry and whether the federal government must recognize those unions could be decided now that the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear two landmark cases on gay marriage. As VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, one case concerns the constitutionality of a voter referendum banning homosexual marriage in California; the other concerns the constitutionality of a federal law that excludes same-sex couples from receiving government benefits.


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