Happening Now: Supreme Court Hears First Of Two Gay-Marriage Cases

As the Supreme Court holds Day 1 of two high-profile hearings on laws concerning same-sex marriage, we’re watching for news from inside the court and posting updates.

If you’re not up to speed on the cases and the issues, our post from earlier in the day is one place to start.

The justices came to the bench at 10 a.m. ET. Tuesday’s argument should be over by 11 a.m. ET. SCOTUSblog is promising updates on its Twitter page. We’ll be monitoring that and watching what others have to say — including the discussion hosted by NPR’s Frank James and Andy Carvin on the NPRPolitics Twitter account. Right after the hearing, we’re scheduled to speak with NPR’s Nina Totenberg.

Outside the court this morning, NPR’s Craig Windham said the crowd was so large “you can’t even move through it.”

There were demonstrators on both sides of the issue, Craig added earlier, and an hour or so before the hearing, “clearly the majority … favor gay marriage and they’re hoping the court will make a broad ruling.” That changed as the court session began, Craig later told our Newscast Desk — hundreds of opponents of gay marriage came to the site to make their voices heard.

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