Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage To Be Heard By Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on four same-sex marriage cases. The cases are from four states with gay marriage bans – Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

The Justices will hear arguments focusing on two questions. The first is whether bans on same-sex marriage are constitutional, and the second is whether states with bans can refuse to recognize out of state same-sex marriages.

The court will make a decision in June.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Socarides, an attorney and gay rights advocate, who was White House special assistant and senior advisor to President Clinton.


  • Richard Socarides, a writer for The New Yorker and former White House special assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton. He tweets @Socarides.

This segment aired on April 27, 2015.



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