High Court Will Affirm Gay Marriage On Narrow Grounds

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Supporters of gay rights may have to settle for a middle ground after the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday and Wednesday in challenges to California's prohibition on same-sex marriages and the Defense of Marriage Act. Court watchers say that while the justices won’t avoid the question altogether, they’re unlikely to issue a broad ruling finding all gay marriage bans unconstitutional.

The high court will hear two key gay rights cases: Hollingsworth v. Perry, a dispute centered on California's Proposition 8, and U.S. v. Windsor, which...
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