This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about gay rights in America. And, no matter how the court decides, these cases will enter the history books. Will the court lead the nation in making equality available for all, as it did during the civil rights era? Or will the nation be forced to lead the court into modernity during the years ahead? That we will soon find out.
Usually the court delays the release of audio recordings of oral arguments. But, acknowledging the importance of these particular cases, SCOTUS is making this week’s arguments immediately available. You can listen to the debates over Prop. 8 here or below. DOMA arguments will appear here. And it’s also now below.