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Sun March 31, 2013
Professor Stephen Gottlieb - The Supreme Court on marriage and upcoming cases
Last week was a momentous one for the U.S. Supreme Court, as the high court heard two cases that when decided could have national implications on the rights of same sex couples to marry.
On Tuesday the court heard Hollingsworth versus Perry, which challenges California’s ‘Proposition 8’ law which made same sex marriage illegal in the state. Wednesday the court heard arguments in United States versus Windsor, in which an 83-year-old New York City woman, Edie Windsor, is challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, which defines marriage as between, “one man and one woman,” as unconstitutional.
WAMC's Patrick Donges spoke with Albany Law School Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor Stephen Gottlieb on the cases and what's coming up for the court this session.
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