Happening TODAY: Supreme court's decision on gay marriage

Good morning! It's Wednesday, June 26. This is Christine Nelson checking in. I'm in the newsroom right now going through the rundown. Here is a look at the stories we'll be getting you caught up on when you turn on WBTV News This Morning. Go ahead and turn on the TV now, we're on the air live.


We're talking about the big decision coming from the Supreme Court later today. Here is what you need to know:

--Justices will deliver their opinions today in their first-ever gay marriage cases.

--The issues before the court are California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and DOMA, which is the Defense of Marriage Act.

--DOMA denies legally married gay Americans a range of tax, health and pension benefits available to heterosexual married couples.

WBTV's Cam Man Ron Lee has been talking to Charlotteans about what they think the Supreme Court will decide. We'll hear some of their opinions.

Also, things are heating up in the town of Waxhaw. You'll recall we told you about how their mayor, Daune Gardner, was arrested for DWI. The town council has voted to begin the censure process and Gardner lashed out in a statement to WBTV. We'll tell you what she said.

Plus there's been a boost to our economy and it involves more people investing in some bling! WBTV's Astrid Martinez has more on the one industry where people are spending more and more money.

We'll see you on the air. I have get ready to get on the set...