Supreme Court Will Not Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases05:23

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected review of seven cases involving same-sex marriage this term.

Refusing to hear the cases means that three federal appeals court rulings, which favor the right for same-sex couples to marry, will go into effect shortly.

Ron Elving, NPR’s senior Washington correspondent explains the details to Here & Now’s Robin Young.


This segment aired on October 6, 2014.

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