On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments over California’s Proposition 8, a case in which opponents of the state’s same-sex marriage ban are seeking to secure for gay couples full participation in the fundamental right to marry. On Wednesday, the Court will consider the Defense of Marriage Act, with Paul Clement and Donald Verrilli Jr. squaring off in a rematch. National Law Journal reporters Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle are covering the arguments in both cases and looking at the issues, the stakes, and the attorneys involved in the historic constitutional test of gay marriage rights. Click here to read their complete coverage of this week’s arguments and the events that have brought the country to this point.