Gay marriage at the Supreme Court: the most important gay rights case ever.

A Preview of What Could Be the Most Important Gay Rights Case Ever

A Preview of What Could Be the Most Important Gay Rights Case Ever

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
April 11 2015 1:00 PM

Amicus: Marriage Arrives

The Supreme Court is finally taking up same-sex marriage. How did we get here and what should we expect next?

Listen to Episode 15 of Slate’s Amicus:

On April 28, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in four cases concerning the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. The ruling, when it comes, may turn out to be the most important gay rights decision ever handed down by the court.

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On this week’s podcast, Dahlia Lithwick previews the cases with veteran Supreme Court advocate Paul M. Smith, who has argued 16 cases at the Supreme Court. Among those cases is Lawrence v. Texas, the historic 2003 case that did away with state bans on sodomy and helped set the stage for the legal struggle around marriage rights in the years since.

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Podcast production by Tony Field.

Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.