Today, the Supreme Court opens two days of oral arguments on whether the right to marriage extends to same-sex couples. Both cases—one on California’s Prop 8, the other on the federal Defense of Marriage Act—are being closely watched.
By overturning DOMA, we will ensure that spousal benefits are provided to the husbands, wives and partners of LGBT service members and veterans...By overturning Prop. 8, California can join the march of states across the country extending the rights and responsibilities of marriage to LGBT Americans.
The gay-marriage fight, which this week reaches a major milestone with the Supreme Court hearing arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage prohibitions, may seem like your classic 21st century culture war battle.