GAYS IN SUPREME COURT

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Before jammed packed chambers, our nation's highest court is hearing two days of oral arguments on Proposition 8, the California gay marriage ban, and the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Finally, US Supreme Court judges are weighing in on gay marriage.

Today California's ban on gay marriage comes before the Supreme Court, presenting the justices with their first chance to weigh in directly on a US social debate that has erupted for more than a decade.

Following these arguments, the court is set to devote a couple of hours tomorrow on another gay-marriage case involving the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal recognition to same-sex marriage.