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U.S. Supreme Court to Rule On Gay Marriage Case, Benefits

The nation's highest court will rule on cases from California and New York.

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule On Gay Marriage Case, Benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of California's ban on gay marriage, which could be a landmark ruling for gay marriage nationwide, according to the Associated Press.

The court said today, Dec. 7, that it will also review a federal appeals ruling that struck down the state's ban on gay marriage and whether Congress can stop married gay couples from receiving the same benefits a heterosexual couple may receive, says the New York Times.

Currently, the Defense of Marriage Act limits such benefits for same-sex couples including pension and health benefits, says the AP.

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