DOMA Hearing LIVE: Supreme Court Hears Day 2 Of Gay Marriage Arguments

The Supreme Court will continue to hear on Wednesday arguments for and against gay marriage when it convenes to discuss the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman when it comes to federal matters such as taxation, etc. 

The plaintiff in the case is 83-year-old Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades. She sued the federal government after she was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 — because DOMA didn't recognize their marriage as legitimate. 

On Tuesday, the Court heard arguments for and against Proposition 8, a 2008 voter-passed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages in the State of California. However, a decision for both cases in not expected until the early summer.  

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