Supreme Court to rule on Prop 8 and DOMA

Jun 25, 2013


Television news crews gather in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington,DC on June 25, 2013.; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been almost a year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to weigh in on California’s Proposition 8. The case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, challenges California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Hand-in-hand is The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, brought to attention by the United States v. Windsor, which addresses federal benefits for same-sex couples.

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After a month of highly publicized landmark Supreme Court cases, the court has been holding off on their decisions regarding gay marriage, building public anticipation on both sides of the fence. But with June coming to a close, the time has come for the high court to decide.

There are a number of possible outcomes that range from state-by-state recognition of unions to national legal acceptance of gay marriage.

Does the Supreme Court’s decision affect you? How does a legal ruling define societal viewpoints? Will the high court’s ruling cause backlash?

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