Supreme Court could enter marriage fray this week

The Supreme Court is expected to decide Friday which, if any, marriage equality cases it will hear during its current term. Legal experts say the court is most likely to take cases on the Defense of Marriage Act, as numerous federal courts have struck down the law as unconstitutional. Ten U.S. senators filed a brief arguing Congress is within its rights to keep federal marriage benefits from same-sex couples, and some analysts say it's not clear the Court is ready to gut the law. The justices could decline to hear an appeal of the federal case involving Proposition 8, an outcome that would make marriage legal again for same-sex couples in California.

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