Listen: SCOTUS oral arguments over same-sex marriage

Obergefell v. Hodges will likely determine the fate of marriage equality. Here's the meat of the debate

By Jenny Kutner
April 28, 2015 10:54PM (UTC)
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a four-case coalescence of years of debate over the future of same-sex marriage in the United States.

In two-and-a-half hours of arguments, the justices gathered what information they'll have to issue a ruling on marriage equality as early as June, tackling two questions: first, whether the Constitution requires that states issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and, second, whether states that do not guarantee marriage equality must recognize same-sex marriage licenses issued by states that do.

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Transcripts of the oral arguments are available here and here. Listen to audio from the arguments addressing each question below:


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