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Public debate, not a handful of justices, should define marriage

By James Hochberg

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 24, 2013

~~<p>The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments this week on two cases that may determine the future of marriage in America. Though the nation will have to wait until early summer for the decisions, the arguments that will be made are important to Hawaii right now.</p>
<p>First, Jackson v. Abercrombie, the federal case challenging Hawaii&rsquo;s marriage protection law filed in 2011, is currently on appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but on hold while the high court considers Hollingsworth v. Perry, the &ldquo;Proposition 8 case.&rdquo;</p>
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The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments this week on two cases that may determine the future of marriage in America. Though the nation will have to wait until early summer for the decisions, the arguments that will be made are important to Hawaii right now.

First, Jackson v. Abercrombie, the federal case challenging Hawaii’s marriage protection law filed in 2011, is currently on appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but on hold while the high court considers Hollingsworth v. Perry, the “Proposition 8 case.” Login for more...



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