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Boston Lawyer Mary Bonauto Argues On Behalf Of Gay Couples Before U.S. Supreme Court21:58
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Primary counsel Mary Bonauto speaks to the media with lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell following oral arguments on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Washington. (Kevin Wolf/AP for Human Rights Campaign)
Primary counsel Mary Bonauto speaks to the media with lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell following oral arguments on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Washington. (Kevin Wolf/AP for Human Rights Campaign)
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To the Supreme Court of the United States, it's case 14-5-56: Obergefell vs. Hodges. To the rest of the country, it is the landmark case that could decide whether gay marriage is a constitutional right.

Boston attorney Mary Bonauto, a civil rights attorney for GLAD — Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders — argued the case before the Supreme Court Tuesday.

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Dahlia Lithwick, covers courts and the law for Slate. She tweets @Dahlialithwick.

Fred Thys, WBUR reporter. He tweets @fredthys.

Mary Bonauto, civil rights project director of GLAD, which tweets @GLADLaw. She argued on behalf of gay couples before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.

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WBUR: Supreme Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

  • "The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday about whether states have the power to ban same-sex marriage. A dozen couples are challenging the bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee."

This segment aired on April 28, 2015.

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