07 January 2013

SCOTUS to hear same-sex marriage arguments March 26-27

Today the U.S. Supreme Court released a schedule of oral arguments for March. Hearings on two cases regarding same-sex marriage will be heard on subsequent days at the end of that month.

Here's the scoop from SCOTUSblog:

Tuesday, March 26:

12-144Hollingsworth v. Perry – constitutionality of California's "Proposition 8" ban on same-sex marriage; also, question of standing to appeal

Wednesday, March 27:

12-307United States v. Windsor – constitutionality of Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act's benefits limited to married opposite-sex couples; also, question of standing for U.S. government and for House GOP leaders to appeal the case

Of course, with the current makeup of the Court, anything could happen in either case.

Stay tuned, with fingers crossed for equality.

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