Same-sex marriage cases explained

Published On: Mar 25 2013 01:49:25 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 26 2013 09:53:41 AM CDT

Find out more about the Supreme Court gay marriage cases decided Wednesday and what's at stake for both sides of the debate.

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The big question in this case is whether legally-married same-sex couples have the same federal rights as heterosexual married couples, including the ability to file taxes jointly or receive social security benefits if one spouse dies.

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