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CNN Radio News Day: March 26, 2013
Same-sex marriage supporters shout slogans in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples.
March 26th, 2013
05:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 26, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Today in Washington D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. Justices are in two days of hearings on cases that have potential to fundamentally change how American law treats marriage. First up, the focus on California's same-sex ban – Proposition 8. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin watched today's arguments:

""This was a deeply divided Supreme Court, and a court that seemed almost to be groping for an answer here." FULL POST

March 26th, 2013
04:29 PM ET

Fighting to redefine marriage

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

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(CNN) – The Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Edie Windsor is taking her fight to change that definition to the Supreme Court.

When her spouse died in 2009 she was handed an estate tax bill that a heterosexual widow would not have to pay.

[1:36] “I brought my case against the government because I couldn’t believe that our government would charge me $350,000 because I was married to a woman and not to a man.”

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