Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:11 AM
xchrom (108,877 posts)
gay marriage before supreme court? cases weighed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The running fight over gay marriage is shifting from the ballot box to the Supreme Court.
Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states and defeated a ban in a fourth, the justices are meeting Friday to decide whether they should deal sooner rather than later with the claim that the Constitution gives people the right to marry regardless of sexual orientation.
The court also could duck the ultimate question for now and instead focus on a narrower but still important issue: whether Congress can prevent legally married gay Americans from receiving federal benefits otherwise available to married couples.
The court could announce its plans as soon as Friday afternoon. Any cases probably would be argued in March, with a decision expected by the end of June.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:25 AM
LeftofObama (4,018 posts)
1. I'll be watching/reading online all day today
to see what's happening with this decision.
On another note, I just wanted to compliment you on your posts. Whenever I log on to DU, yours are some of the first posts I look at. Very informative. Thank you!