Students head to D.C. to hear court decision

Same Sex Marriage

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The Supreme Court resolved five cases, including affirmative action, on Monday. That leaves disputes about same- sex marriage among the six remaining cases. The justices are meeting again Tuesday to issue some opinions and will convene at least one more time.

Youngstown State University student Melissa Wasser of McDonald is one of two students on their way to Washington D.C. hoping to get into the gallery of the high court to hear its decision.

This is the second time this year the students have gone to the nation’s capital hoping to watch history in the making. In March, the students witnessed oral arguments concerning the same-sex marriage issue.

“We were thinking what if we go back and hear the opinions, and we know they were high-profile cases, so we knew they were gonna wait until the end of the session to release them. So we figured why not go and witness history twice?” said Wasser.

Wasser said she has heard that people are already forming lines outside the Supreme Court hoping for a chance to see the opinions released.

Currently the Supreme Court has two gay marriage cases to consider. One is a challenge to California’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The other is an attack on a provision of federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and pension benefits.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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