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LISTEN: Audio of the Supreme Court's oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act
Check out the full audio and transcript from Wednesday's hearing on DOMA
 
Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old plaintiff in the DOMA case, acknowledges her supporters outside the Supreme Court on March 27.
Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old plaintiff in the DOMA case, acknowledges her supporters outside the Supreme Court on March 27. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Supreme Court has released an audio recording and transcript of the oral arguments in the case over the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.

It's the second of two landmark cases regarding marriage equality that have come before the court this week. Yesterday, the justices argued the constitutional merits of Proposition 8, a California referendum that banned same-sex marriage.

According to initial accounts, a majority of justices on Wednesday expressed strong skepticism about DOMA's constitutionality.

Listen to audio of the arguments, via BuzzFeed's Soundcloud:

And here is the transcript:

Supreme Court Oral Arguments On DOMA

 
Ryu Spaeth is deputy editor at TheWeek.com.

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