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Supreme Court Kicks Off New Session; Same-Sex Marriage May Be On Their List

As the Supreme Court kicks off another session this week, they are expected to consider at least one case that could affect how marriage is defined and who is legally married. 

Several of the appeals are seeking to guarantee federal benefits for legally married same-sex couples. 

One appeal requests justices to keep California's Proposition 8 in tact, which outlawed gay marriage. California's federal courts have struck it down and the court will consider whether it will handle the case. 

Other cases directly challenge a provision in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which does not allow same-sex couples the range of federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Some lower courts have deemed it unconstitutional and opponents have argued the Act violates equal protection for same-sex couples legally married. 

If you are dealing with any type of legal issues and need to discuss your situation with a family attorney, call today for a free and immediate consultation.

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