Friday, December 7, 2012

SCOTUS to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court of the United States agreed on Friday, December 7, to hear two cases that deal with same-sex marriage. One is from California and deals with Proposition 8, which voters approved in 2008, thus striking down gay marriage in the state. But challengers filed lawsuits to overturn the voters' will. The other case is from New York and deals with the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Although it is far from certain that SCOTUS will come to a definitive decision with regard to the right of individual states to determine the definition of marriage, this is undoubtedly a case that could have monumental impact on society, religion, government, and family life in this country

We will follow this development closely.

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