Friday, December 7, 2012
The Supreme Court of the United States announced today it will hear two cases related to same-sex marriage.
According to SCOTUSblog, which live-blogs Supreme Court hearings and actions, the court will rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 in California, and the constitutionality of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bars the federal government from recognizing such marriages for purpose of determining tax bills, health benefits or other rights and responsibilities straight couples take for granted. According to SCOTUSblog, arguments are expected at the end of March with a possible decision by the end of June.
We'll follow this as it develops. In the meantime, check this previous story we ran on some of the things the court may consider.