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  • Understanding the Supreme Court Argument on Same-Sex Marriage

    By Michael Avery, Truthout | News Analysis

    Plaintiffs April DeBoer, left, and Jayne Rowse speak outside the Supreme Court in Washington, where their challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage was being heard, April 28, 2015. During oral arguments on Tuesday, the justices seemed deeply divided about the issue. Looking on are the plaintiffs' lawyers, Mary Bonauto, second right, and Douglas Hallward-Driemeier. (Photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times) Plaintiffs April DeBoer, left, and Jayne Rowse speak outside the Supreme Court in Washington, where their challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage was being heard, April 28, 2015. During oral arguments on Tuesday, the justices seemed deeply divided about the issue. Looking on are the plaintiffs' lawyers, Mary Bonauto, second right, and Douglas Hallward-Driemeier. (Photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

    In late April, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could establish marriage equality in the United States. The attorney arguing for federal marriage rights of same-sex couples said LGBTQ people have been denied equal protection of the law and should not have to wait and see whether states would vote in favor of rights they are guaranteed under the constitution.

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