For a second consecutive day, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a challenge of a law involving same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from the Supreme Court:
Clear concerns from some of the Justices about the Defense of Marriage Act. Justice Ginsburg questioning if same-sex spouses, legally married, can't enjoy federal benefits then what kind of marriage is it? The defenders of the law argue DOMA actually levels the playing field. Attorney Paul Clement suggesting it treats same-sex couples the same way in all 50 states, regardless of whether that state allows gay marriage or not.
Of course, the day also spent on the issue of jurisdiction, leaving open the possibility the Supreme Court finds it has no role in this dispute since it's the Republican-led House and not the Justice Department defending DOMA.
At the U.S. Supreme Court, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
LISTEN to the FULL arguments from today's session at the Supreme Court:
So what did the arguments before the Supreme Court Wednesday entail?
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern explains today's arguments from Washington:
A day after considering if California's same-sex marriage ban passes muster, the Justices now ponder another question: Must the federal government recognize same-sex couples legally married?
The Defense of Marriage Act bars same-sex couples from federal benefits. In the case of Edith Windsor, it meant a near-$400,000 dollar Estate Tax bill after her same-sex spouse died. Nine states, plus D.C., allow same-sex marriage; another dozen recognize civil unions or domestic partnerships that grant marriage benefits.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
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