The United States Supreme Court takes on a decision by 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that nixed Proposition 8 a law that banned gay marriage in California. The Appeals court ruled that the law was unconstitutional in February. The court will hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act as well. According to sources the Supreme court will hear the cases in March and make a decision about it in June. Hit the jump for more.

Gay Marriage is legal or on the path to being legal in 9 states, but many states have amended their marriage laws to exclude homosexual’s from being recognized as married couples. A Supreme Court decision siding with gay marriage would lift any ban of gay marriage in any state by federal law. The Supreme Court will also decide on DOMA the acronym for the Defense of Marriage Act which states that marriage is between a man and a woman.

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