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Date Set for U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Kentucky's Same-Sex Marriage Case

A date has been set for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments for same-sex marriage cases in Kentucky and three other states. 

The Court says it will make audio and an unofficial transcript of the April 28 hearing available on its website the same day. 

Attorneys on both sides will get 90 minutes to argue whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry everywhere in the U.S.  Another hour will be devoted to whether states must recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. 

A decision is expected before July.

Devin Katayama joined WFPL News in summer 2011. He adds to the newsroom a diverse perspective having lived and reported in major cities across the U.S. and spending time in Peru reporting on human trafficking. Devin earned the 2011 Studs Terkel Community Media Scholarship Award for his report on homeless youth in Chicago. He reports on education affairs in Kentucky and Indiana.