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Audio and transcript: Today's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court



Video (above): Times staff writer Alex Leary watches on Tuesday as one of the teams arguing a same-sex marriage case before the U.S. Supreme Court leaves after oral arguments.

The story: A year after it took up the sweeping health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed gay marriage, an issue that was once one of the country’s most divisive but is undergoing a rapid shift in public opinion.

Oral arguments focused on California’s Proposition 8, which states, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California,” and overturned a 2008 court decision allowing same-sex couples to marry. … Read more

Audio: Links to audio of today's oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, and a transcript (PDF) as well:

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[Last modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 4:43pm]


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