Supreme Court

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Against DOMA

Day after hearing arguments against California's Prop. 8

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The US Supreme Court is to consider whether to strike down a law denying federal benefits to same-sex couples, a day after weighing a gay marriage ban.

The Defense of Marriage Act denies gay couples access to federal benefits under its definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman only.

On Tuesday California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, was scrutinised by the nine justices.