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Supreme Court Poised for Landmark Arguments Over Same-Sex Marriage

Legal experts, social commentators and politicians across the spectrum girded themselves Tuesday as the Supreme Court prepared to hear arguments on what has turned into a generational-defining social question in the United States: Do gays and lesbians have as much a constitutional right to marry as opposite sex couples do? Polls in recent years have shown a sea change among Americans in support of same-sex marriage, but the U.S. political system has resulted in patchwork of laws for...

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