Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act


Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme... ニュース写真アメリカ合州国,ワシントンDC,世界的な名所,最高裁判所,最高裁判所,横位置,法,法律制度,結婚の平等,裁判所Photographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPSame-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel. After the nine justices mulled arguments on a California law that outlawed gay marriage on Tuesday, they will take up a challenge to the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The 1996 law prevents couples who have tied the knot in nine states -- where same-sex marriage is legal -- from enjoying the same federal rights as heterosexual couples. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)