Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has told a group of students that the US Supreme Court would probably hear challenges to the country’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) during its upcoming term, NBC News reports.

DOMA bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages in the US, although some states, such as New York, have gay marriage laws.

“I think it’s most likely that we will have that issue before the court toward the end of the current term,” Ginsburg said while answering questions at the University of Colorado.

The Supreme Court, the highest court in the US, has been asked to hear five different challenges to DOMA that have been decided in lower courts.

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