For two days in March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding landmark cases about same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, March 26, U.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments regarding California’s Proposition 8, which was approved by voters in 2008 and bans same-sex marriage. A day later, justices heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
FIU News sat down with two university professors to learn more about the issues being debated.