The Supreme Court on Tuesday held the first of two high-profile hearings on laws concerning same-sex marriage (today's focuses on California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage; Wednesday's focuses on the Defense of Marriage Act).
Usually when the United States Supreme Court refuses to hear a case, it does so without a lengthy opinion.
The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
- 11:00 am - Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe will address the legislature. Watch live Gavel Alaska coverage of the State of the Judiciary Address on 360 North.
A nominee to the Superior Court bench, he was also recognized for his work as a defense attorney.
Also, Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens named presiding judge for Southeast.
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Each of the 30 states to consider constitutional amendments that would outlaw such unions has adopted the ban. That may change on Election Day, when voters in Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota make their decision on whether to recognize gay marriage.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
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