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CNN Radio News Day: March 27, 2013
Two same sex couple kiss in front anti gay protesters at the US Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court, for the first time, takes up the delicate and divisive issue of gay marriage when the nine justices consider the legality of a California ballot initiative that limits marriage to opposite-sex couples. Wednesday, the court will consider the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which limits the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples.
March 27th, 2013
04:37 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 27, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The Supreme Court has wrapped-up its second day of oral arguments over gay marriage. On Tuesday, the justices tackled California's ban on same-sex marriage – Proposition 8. Today they turned to the national issue, examining the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. It's the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. CNN' legal expert Jeffery Toobin was in court today:

"It looks like there are five votes to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote so often, really seemed to believe that the law invaded state's rights to regulate marriage. And if he joins the four democratic appointees, DOMA is gone..." FULL POST