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Gay Marriage Supreme Court Hearing AUDIO & TRANSCRIPT

Hollingsworth v Perry Prop 8 Gay Marriage Supreme Court Gay Marriage hearing

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For the first time ever, the U.S. Supreme Court tackled the issue of gay marriage, reviewing the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law that defines marriage between only a man and a woman.

Nine states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage: Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington.

Here is the audio from the US Supreme Court hearing, known as Hollingsworth (The Petitioner) v Perry.

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And here’s the full transcript:

US Supreme Court to Address Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court will address the issue of gay marriage for the first time ever.

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Today social media had their say on the issue with more than 70,000 people in the US changing their profile picture to an equality symbol that promotes same sex marriage.

Hollingsworth v Perry Prop 8 Gay Marriage Supreme Court Gay Marriage hearing

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