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Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court: Case Highlights and Outcome Analysis (VIDEO)

06/20/2013 08:36 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

The latest episode of Gay TV on the Go's LGBT politics show Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson breaks down the arguments and possible outcomes of the two historic marriage equality cases being heard by the Supreme Court. The first case is Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in that state. The second case is United States v. Windsor, which takes on the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage only as "a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife" for federal recognition and benefits.

Included in the video below are audio highlights from the oral arguments, analysis of the outcomes, and what the decisions could mean for LGBT rights as we move forward.

While we won't know the outcomes of the cases until next week, one thing is clear: Momentum for equality is on our side. These historic cases, the groundswell of public support, and the quick movement by politicians to the pro-equality side show that the arc of the moral universe is indeed bending toward justice.

But to be clear, our work is far from finished. We must continue to educate, agitate, and advocate for full equality -- whether it be full marriage rights or employment discrimination protections or transgender equality. Continued LGBT visibility and activism, a common theme in the court cases, has truly changed hearts and minds at a rapid pace in this country. And it can continue to push us forward in our civil rights struggle as we fight for a more perfect union.

Make sure you catch the entire episode of Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson on Gay TV on the Go, and join the show's discussions on Twitter with the hashtag #CriticalThinkingTV, and on our Critical Thinking Facebook page.