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High court sets Prop. 8, DOMA hearings
01-07-2013, 07:42 PM
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High court sets Prop. 8, DOMA hearings
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday scheduled a March 26 hearing on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.

The hearing will come one day before the high court hears a challenge to the federal government's denial of benefits to legally married gay and lesbian couples under a law known as the Defense of Marriage Act.

Justices will question lawyers for each side at hearings scheduled to last an hour each.

http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Hig...172681.php

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01-08-2013, 05:36 AM
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RE: High court sets Prop. 8, DOMA hearings
In spite of the courts conservative leaning I fully expect both to be ruled favorably.

Both are examples of putting individual rights up to majority rule. In case after case since the beginning of our nation the high court has ruled that individual rights trump majority rule and in the rare case that went the other way the court eventually reversed itself in later years.

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