Supreme Court Agrees to Hear California Gay Marriage, DOMA Cases

The Supreme Court decided Friday afternoon to hear California's Proposition 8 and a DOMA case. Here's what you need to know:

  • Prop 8: The SCOTUS has decided to hear the case. This means that:
  • SCOTUS will hear the case and the arguments in March and is expected to rule in June.
  • Gay marriages in California won't happen unless the SCOTUS rules against prop 8.
  • Defense of Marriage Act: The SCOTUS has decided to take up the Windsor DOMA case. It's a challenge to DOMA in New York. In Windsor vs. United States, that the plaintiff couldn't claim an estate tax marital deduction after her spouse died.

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