Same-sex couple Stuart Hata (L) and Mark Cadena walk a hallway in City Hall after their wedding ceremony in San Francisco, California November 3, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
Supreme Court to review same-sex marriage cases
Posted : Friday, 07 December 2012 03:23PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court seized center stage in a historic social policy debate on Friday by agreeing to review the validity under the Constitution of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
In an order, without comment, the court also announced that it would consider a challenge to California's ban on same-sex marriage, known as Proposition 8, which voters narrowly approved in 2008.
(Reporting by Terry Baynes in Washington, D.C.; Editing by Howard Goller and Kevin Drawbaugh)
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