U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage
November 29th, 2012
08:01 PM ET
7 months ago

U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage

(CNN) – Edith "Edie" Windsor lost her spouse in 2009, her grief compounded by an estate tax bill much larger than other married couples would have to pay.

Because her decades-long partner was also a woman, the federal government in legal terms did not recognize the same-sex marriage, even though their home state of New York did.

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  1. Facts don't Lie

    all those on the right who crave smaller government should be in favor of letting people love and marry who they want WITHOUT the government having anything to do or say about it. But then again there's that conservative religious thingy they throw around as well.

    November 29, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  2. CBR

    Let's see if the Supreme Court will take this case seriously. Will the members be able to leave their ideologies at the Court House door?

    November 29, 2012 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  3. nunya

    eweee, bad bad bad US Government.. The Supers gotta change dat...

    November 30, 2012 02:05 am at 2:05 am |
  4. fernace

    It's hard to believe that the nation we call greatest on earth, lets this type of unequality go on unchecked! This is not just a social /moral issue, but a civil & human rights issue! Marginalizing the LGBT community is socially, morally & humanly wrong! I don't care how many scriptures claim it to be an "abomination," we don't make laws according to the bible, so why is that even a part of the discussion!? The right thing to do is to stop the "equal but separate" treatment & adhere to the const.itution, which states "all men (people) are created equal"! I think even God would agree w/that!!

    November 30, 2012 02:37 am at 2:37 am |