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Supreme Court to hear two same sex marriage cases

The Supreme Court announced today it would hear 2 cases that challenge state and federal laws which limit a marriage to be a union between a man and a woman only.

One case stemming from California is a challenge of the constitutional right to a same sex, marriage. The 2nd case stems from New York and challenges a federal law Defense of Marriage Act 'DOMA'. The Federal law mandates that the federal government not give benefits to any lesbian or gay couples that are married in states that permit union between the same-sex.

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