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Supreme Court Will Release Audio From Gay Marriage Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will release audio recordings of next week's arguments in two gay marriage cases just a few hours after they conclude.

The court will post audio files and transcripts on its website roughly two hours after the end of the proceedings on March 26 and March 27.

The justices will hear arguments over California's ban on same-sex marriage on Tuesday and the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday.

The justices have never allowed cameras inside the courtroom, but occasionally provide same-day audio for cases with unusually high public interest.

The most recent instance was last year's health care case. The first time was for the Bush v. Gore argument over the disputed outcome in Florida's presidential vote in 2000.

In recent years, the court has posted the audio from arguments on its website at the end of the week in which they take place. Argument transcripts are routinely available a few hours after the justices hear a case.

Reporters are not allowed to carry recorders or cameras into the courtroom.

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Avatar for user 'Alex_Grebenshchikov'

Alex_Grebenshchikov | March 19, 2013 at 3:05 p.m. ― 4 years ago

The US government does not have more important things to worry about right now.

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JeanMarc | March 19, 2013 at 3:12 p.m. ― 4 years ago

Why does such a small portion of the population garner such an absurd amount of the nations attention?

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Real_MF_G | March 19, 2013 at 3:23 p.m. ― 4 years ago

The gay agenda is pervasive. With the rights granted in a domestic partnership, there isn't a valid argument in favor of infringing on an institution with religious roots.

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Alex_Grebenshchikov | March 19, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. ― 4 years ago

JeanMarc, that is my point as well. The government spends an unbelievable amount of time and resources mollycoddling the hypersensitive LGBT community so that they can feel special about their sexuality. The government has taken on the role of protecting the feelings of its citizens from getting hurt, yet we have a staggering debt and deficit, military foreign involvement, government involvement in the drug war, North Korea... the list goes on.

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