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Gay Marriage At The High Court

Marcus, left, and Daniel  German-Dominguez stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, before the court's hearing on California’s voter approved ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Marcus, left, and Daniel German-Dominguez stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, before the court’s hearing on California’s voter approved ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Supreme Court today will hear the first of two cases on the status of gay marriage. We’ll talk with some top legal minds about today’s oral arguments. Plus, we’ll check in with the gay rights rally at Boston City Hall.

Guests

Delores Handy, WBUR reporter.

Kent Greenfield, professor of law at Boston College. Before joining the faculty in 1995, Greenfield served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter, of the United States Supreme Court.

John Eastman, professor of law and former Dean Chapman University School of Law. He is also the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage.

More

You can listen to the oral arguments  here.

Transcript

Coverage

SCOTUS Blog ” (1) Whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman; and (2) whether petitioners have standing under Article III, § 2 of the Constitution in this case.”

Boston Globe “They’ve slept in line outside the Supreme Court for five days, through rain and snow. This morning they gathered their folding chairs and sleeping bags, and the first 50 were ushered inside the court room. Others spent the night with no hopes of claiming a coveted public seat. Instead, they secured prominent posts in front of the courthouse steps, holding signs promoting marriage equality along with rainbow flags and American flags.”

 

 

 

 


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