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Prop. 8, DOMA Supreme Court rulings coming Wednesday

  • Vin Testa of Washington, DC, waves a rainbow flag in support of gay rights at the Supreme Court as key decisions are expected to be announced, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Washington. At the end of the court's term, several major cases are still outstanding that could have widespread political impact on same-sex marriage and voting rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it will issue its ruling on Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California, on Wednesday.

Also coming Wednesday, when all remaining opinions from the court's term will be issued, is the decision on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bars same-sex married couples from receiving federal benefits.

The Court will begin announcing decisions at 7 a.m. PST.

Gay rights groups are planning to hold rallies across California on Wednesday night, including one in Eureka at the county courthouse and one in San Francisco's Castro District.


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