Friday, December 07, 2012

Supreme Court to Hear Gay Marriage: Prop. 8 and DOMA

I believe, I hope this is going to lead to very good news.  

Certainly it will be high drama in the High Court:  

The Supreme Court has announced that it will be hearing both of the major gay-rights cases it was considering this term. Facing constitutional scrutiny are key provisions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in the states, and California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. When combined with the major affirmative-action and voting-rights cases the court will also be handing down this term, this could be the most consequential Supreme Court term in decades.