Transcript for Supreme Court Poised to Make Gay Marriage Decisions
Good Wednesday morning everybody we begin this half hour with two potential landmark rulings expected later today from the Supreme Court that could redefine marriage -- America has known it for generations the High Court is expected to announce its decision. On two major cases that challenge state and federal laws banning gay marriage. The first case considers California's proposition eight banning gay marriage passed in 2008 the Supreme Court is to decide if it's unconstitutional. The second takes aim at the 1996. Federal defense of marriage act in March we were given only -- glimpse into how the justices are considering the cases the problem with. The case is that you're really asking particularly because of the sociological evidence from site. For us to go into uncharted waters. Do you want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the facts of this institution which is -- -- cell phones and the Internet. Challenging to California law are Paul Khatami and his partner Jeff Cirillo. Anyone who's ever fall in love out there knows you don't choose who you fall in love with you just fall in love. There is no choice in the matter it just happens. And taking -- US to court is 83 year old Edie Windsor. Who spent 44 years with the love of her life he -- only getting married in 20072. Years before he -- death in 2009. Winter says her marriage was just as valid as anyone else's. Want to marry into it anybody would -- being gay or straight who had a wonderful life together. Several outcomes are possible today outside the court has the ground -- of popular support continues to build in favor gay marriage. -- millions of opponents are sticking to their core religious beliefs would not motivated by bigotry we just believe that we'll. The god of the Bible created the institution he declined. And I would have been. Right. -- states have already legalized gay marriage including the District of Columbia. And right now nationwide -- about a 120000. Same sex couples already legally married.
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