Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases, including Proposition 8 challenge

Published 12/07 2012 01:41PM

Updated 12/07 2012 02:47PM

Proposition 8 demonstrators
Proposition 8 demonstrators
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two cases at the center of the battle over same-sex marriage are headed for the Supreme Court.

The justices are going to review an appeals court ruling that struck down California's ban on gay marriage.

And the justices will hear another case on the issue of whether Congress can deprive legally-married gay couples of federal benefits that are otherwise available to married people.

The cases will probably be argued in March, with decisions expected by late June.

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