Supreme Court to hear two days of same sex marriage arguments
WASHINGTON (KMSP) -
The Supreme Court on Monday announced it will hear two days' worth of arguments over laws affecting same marriage.
Justices will hear arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry on March 26 and United States v. Windsor on March 27.
Hollingsworth v. Perry involves California's constitutional amendment that bans same sex marriage. U.S. v. Windsor concerns a federal law that denies same sex couples who legally marry the right to obtain federal benefits available to heterosexual married couples.
The Supreme Court scheduled one hour of arguments on each case, each day. Justices can extend the allotted time at their discretion.
Nine states -- Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington -- and the District of Columbia allow same sex marriage.