Happening Now: Day 2 Of Same-Sex Marriage Cases At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is spending Wednesday morning debating the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and related issues as the justices devote a second straight day to historic debates over same-sex marriage and the rights of gay couples.

The justices were due to take their seats at 10 a.m. ET and the day’s session is set to last until at least noon ET.

As we did on Tuesday, when the issue before the court was California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriages, we’ll watch for word about what’s happening. SCOTUSblog is promising updates on its Twitter page and Reuters is planning to live blog again as well. We’ll be monitoring their reports 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, who helped us analyze Tuesday’s action and look ahead to Day 2.

For much more about the cases, see:

The Same-Sex Marriage Cases: A Primer.

NPR.org’s “special series” on “Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court.”

— SCOTUSBlog’s Q&A on how the “historic Supreme Court gay-marriage case will unfold.”

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