Supreme Court expected to hand down historic rulings for same-sex marriage

Posted at: 06/26/2013 3:24 AM

The Supreme Court is expected to hand down rulings on Wednesday morning for two decisions that could change how same-sex marriage is treated in the United States.

The justices will decide whether to uphold California's "Proposition Eight" and the "Defense of Marriage Act," or 'DOMA.'

'DOMA' denies married same-sex couples federal benefits, such as social security and joint filing on taxes.

Proposition Eight, which was passed by California voters in 2008, only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman.

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