Supreme Court agrees to take up cases on gay marriage

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 — the measure banning gay marriage in the state of California, the court announced Friday.

The court takes up the issue of Prop. 8 after the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it unconstitutional last February, claiming it violated the 14th Amendment.

Oral arguments will likely take place sometime in March, and the court will likely come to a decision by the end of its term in June.


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  • I_h8_disqus

    The title of the article mentions that there is more than one case, but the Daily Cal forgot to mention the second case in the article. The Supreme Court will also hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which is a federal law that states that marriage is a legal union of one man and one woman. I don’t know about the DOMA case, but I am betting the Prop. 8 case will go 5-4, with Kennedy being the swing vote again. I have heard that the 9th circuit court actually decided the case in a way that would attract Kennedy because they relied on a majority opinion of Kennedy’s.

    • Guest

      How do you predict Kennedy will vote?

      Which way do you want him to vote? ;)