Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Date Set For Prop. 8 U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Big news from the United States Supreme Court today which could very well affect when same-sex couples can get married legally again in California. The High Court announced that it has added the question of whether to accept the Proposition 8 case to its September 24 conference. The case is now called Hollingsworth v. Perry, since the same-sex couples (led by the lead plaintiff Kristin Perry) are now the defendant-appellants while the heterosexual supremacists led y Dennis Hollingsworth are the plaintiff-appellants.

This means that we should know soon after September 24th (less than 3 weeks away!) whether Proposition 8 will finally be invalidated. Every single court that has considered Proposition 8 has ruled that it is unconstitutional. In fact, basically the High Court is basically deciding whether they need to decide the case, or let the 9th U.S. Circuit Court's ruling in Perry v Brown stand. If the court does decide not to hear the case, same-sex couples should be able to marry before Election Day!

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