Steve Kornacki is hosting msnbc’s third in a series of Google+ Hangouts On Air about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8.
Tune in right here Wednesday at 12:15pm ET, where Kornacki will lead a discussion examining the political implications of these cases from both sides of the aisle. He will be joined by two of the plaintiffs challenging Prop 8, partners Sandy Stier and Kris Perry; Republican strategist Steve Schmidt; Buzzfeed senior political and legal reporter Chris Geidner; and msnbc.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe.
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