Category: Prime Politics Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 12:39 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
USA Today reports- The Supreme Court will decide today the fate of two historic cases involving the marriage rights of gays and lesbians. The nine justices, fresh off two days of rulings on decades-old racial issues, will complete their term by addressing an issue that barely existed just a decade ago.
One case, out of California, puts squarely before the court the question of whether same-sex couples can marry. The justices could say yes -- for Californians, gays and lesbians in several states, or nationwide. Or they could say no. The other case, out of New York, will determine whether gay couples already married in a dozen states and the District of Columbia can receive federal benefits, ranging from spousal tax privileges to Social Security.
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