Supreme Court justices heard arguments today that aimed to answer the question: Are same-sex couples entitled to marry nationwide?
Same-sex marriage is legal in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The justices are reviewing a contrary appeals-court decision from 2014 that said gay-marriage restrictions in four states, including Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, were acceptable.
These states are arguing that the court should defer to the political process and allow the decision of whether or not to recognize same-sex unions to be left to the legislatures of each state.
Policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, Sarah Torre, explains what you need to know about why this case is important:
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