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U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage


Last updated 3/27/2013 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - For the second day, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today on same-sex marriage, and much like yesterday's debate on California's Proposition 8, half of today's session on a federal marriage law dealt with procedural issues, according to a constitutional expert at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.

Professor Marybeth Herald told City News Service the ''very detailed and difficult arguments'' over the federal Defense of Marriage Act went into whether the case should have been heard in the first place, whether there was an actual conflict between the parties -...

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