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Week In Review: SCOTUS Debate Gay Marriage, Menino Won’t Run

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 27, 2013, demonstrators holding flags chants in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the second day of gay marriage cases, turned Wednesday to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. (AP Photo/. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 27, 2013, demonstrators holding flags chants in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the second day of gay marriage cases, turned Wednesday to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. (AP Photo/. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

History making events mark the week-in-review today. First, the Supreme Court hears two cases on gay marriage…. in oral arguments over the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. And, Tom Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, says he will not run for reelection.

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Peter Canellos, editorial page editor at The Boston Globe.

Nancy Gertner, former U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts, and a professor at Harvard Law School.

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Boston Globe “In the mid-1980s, when America’s small towns were being overrun by suburban shopping centers, Tom Menino was the first to persuade the National Trust for Historic Preservation to bring its rural, small-town Main Street revitalization program to urban America. Under his lead, Roslindale Village became the first urban Main Streets program in the United States.”


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