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Supreme Court / Same-Sex Marriage / A Discussion #1041035

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Supreme Court's consideration of the issue of same-sex marriage with 83-year-old Edith Windsor's challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act {DOMA} introduced; details given about the estate tax faced by Windsor after her partner, Thea Spyer, died; statements from Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg heard about marriage and the federal government. [Outside court, WINDSOR - calls this a lifetime event.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Supreme Court: Jeffrey Toobin) The likelihood that the Supreme Court will throw out DOMA with Kennedy seeming to support the four Democrat-appointed judges, the political position of the White House, what the court conservatives are saying about Supreme Court involvement discussed; Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The science of raising children in same-sex families raised at the Supreme Court outlined. Live discussion held with HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky and Toobin about the children of gay versus heterosexual families issue. [PINSKY - comments on the studies indicating no difference for the children and kids' need for familial stability.] [TOOBIN - comments on what Kennedy said about the kids and parents.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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