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.

 

Curan Mehra is the executive news editor. Contact him at [email protected].