Will Marriage Equality Victories Influence Supreme Court on DOMA?

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 26 November 2012 18:55
  • Written by Scott

supreme-court-012-250x250The victories for same-sex marriage on Tuesday, the first ones achieved at the ballot box rather than through courts or legislatures, are evidence of a remarkable shift in public opinion.

They are also exceptionally timely data points for the Supreme Court.

At their private conference scheduled for Nov. 20, the justices plan to consider some 10 requests that they address various aspects of what the Constitution has to say about same-sex marriage. It is close to certain that the court will agree to hear at least one case on the subject, with a decision expected by June.