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      Waiting for Court to rule on same-sex marriage

      Tuesday and Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear two cases on the issue of same-sex marriage.

      The first case is on Proposition 8 out of California which banned same-sex marriage. The second case will challenge the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which defines marriage between a man and a woman. DOMA also denies federal benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married in their states. Based on the two cases, the Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of marriage for same-sex couples.

      "I think that it's a good step and that it is due and that it just makes sense from where we've came from and that we keep going forward. There's a lot riding on this. So many different decisions are now waiting for that," said Northern Michigan University Jump Start Team Leader, Joshua Hartnett.

      It could take up to four months for the Supreme Court to make a decision on the landmark cases.