Patrons watch coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act at the Stonewall Inn in New York June 26, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a significant victory to gay rights advocates by ruling that married gay men and women are eligible for federal benefits and paving the way for same-sex marriage in California.
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Wedding cake toppers are pictured as Robin Tyler cries in the background at a news conference in Los Angeles, after the United States Supreme court ruled on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, June 26, 2013. Tyler and her wife Diane Olson were the first in California in 2004 to announce that they would file a lawsuit challenging the ban on same sex marriage in California. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, delivering a blow to civil rights activists.
Photo: NAACP National Field Director Rev. Charles White speaks to reporters after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a federal law designed to protect minority voters, at the court’s building in Washington, June 25, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Watch: A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled sympathy for overturning a controversial 1996 law — the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — that denies federal tax breaks and other benefits to legally married same-sex couples.
FULL AUDIO: Hearing on 3/27/13 at the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act
Full transcript here, we will be adding audio highlights of the full audio on the live blog shortly.
FULL LIVE COVERAGE OF SUPREME COURT HEARINGS ON GAY MARRIAGE
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Supreme Court justices signaled on Tuesday that they are reluctant to embrace a broad ruling finding a fundamental right to marriage for gays and lesbians across the United States.
As sign-waving demonstrators massed outside, the court completed more than an hour of oral argument on whether to let stand a California ban on same-sex marriage without indicating a clear path forward.
Live updates / Audio of today’s hearing / Transcript
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two gay marriage cases, DOMA and Prop 8, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Religious leaders lay on the ground and pray over a bible and a copy of the verdict on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul law outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, 2012.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Thursday in an election-year triumph for him and fellow Democrats and a stinging setback for Republican opponents of the most sweeping overhaul of the unwieldy U.S. healthcare system in about a half century. [REUTERS/Jason Reed]