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Supreme Court's marriage equality decisions to be handed down

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CBS News
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June 26, 2013
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The Supreme Court will be wrapping up its term Wednesday and handing down its remaining rulings, including two broaching the contentious issue of marriage equality. In March, the court heard two cases tackling the powerful issue of marriage rights -- and for the first time, it considered same-sex marriage. Both cases are profoundly important for the gay rights community and those interested in defending a "traditional" definition of marriage. One case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, offers the court the chance to recognize marriage as a constitutionally-protected right for all couples, gay or straight -- which would be a truly monumental ruling. During the March 26 oral arguments in that case, the court considered the constitutionality of California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.