SCOTUS expected to decide gay marriage, health care subsidies cases


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Supreme Court justices will meet Thursday, expect to hand down decisions.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Supreme Court justices will meet Thursday, expect to hand down decisions.

A look at the cases that remain:

— Gay marriage: Same-sex couples want the court to declare that gay and lesbian couples can marry anywhere in the United States. Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee are asking the court to uphold bans on same-sex marriage and allow the political process, not the courts, to handle major societal changes. Same-sex couples can marry in 36 states.

— Health care subsidies: Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are back at the Supreme Court for another major challenge to the law. At issue is whether subsidies that 8.7 million people receive to help pay for their insurance are available in all 50 states, or only those that set up their own health insurance exchanges.

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