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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Same-sex marriage debate: What's next?

  • The Supreme Court has heard arguments for overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8
  • A ruling is expected within three months on the constitutionality of the 1996 law

The same-sex marriage debate sparked outrage and support this week as the Supreme Court heard cases on DOMA.

The Defense of Marriage act banned same-sex marriages in California-- strictly defining marriage as a union between a man and woman. Now, the justices must rule on both cases.

There's no telling what their final ruling will be, so Weekend Express talked to political science professor Jason Johnson to offer up some clues as to what the justices may be thinking.

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