Supreme Court Agrees to Hear California Gay Marriage, DOMA Cases

More

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.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

Jump to comments
Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In