Supreme Court to Take on Gay Marriage

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos discusses the historic event.
2:03 | 03/24/13

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Transcript for Supreme Court to Take on Gay Marriage
diane sawyer at 10:00. A line has formed outside of the supreme court. People want to witness history, where the justices wl take up gay marriage. Let's welcome in george stephanopoulos. Do court watchers think they the justices could legalize gay marriage? That's an option. I don't think that the experts believe that's the most likely option. They're considering two options. Banning gay marriage in california. And the other is defensive marriage act which defines marriage at a federallevel. What you're going to see a lot of focus on two justices, anthony kennedy and chief justice john roberts, they see the wave developing in support of gay marriage. We have seen that developing. It's moving quickly. What they're likely to do is create the space for states to make their own decisions. Look at this clue from anthony kennedy from a speech this week, a democracy should not be dependent for its decisions on a nine from a legal background have to say. Turning to another controversial issue and that's gun control, overnight, mayor bloomberg is going to be spending $12 million in new tv ads for tougher gun law and he'll target both democrats and republicans. The assault weapons ban that president obama had pushed all but dead in the senate, even though the president is going to push for a vote. This will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. The president will continue to push. But the real issue now, is whether or not, the senate will expand background checks for allhases. Those in gun shows and those from stores that sell guns. Right now, it only applies to those are sold in stores. Big fight over this right now, nra is not backing down. Big show today, with face-off between jim mess seen

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