Waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on 2 cases concerning same-sex marriage
June 26th, 2013
09:33 AM ET
5 years ago

Waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on 2 cases concerning same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Here are developments as the Supreme Court considers two cases concerning same-sex marriage.

It's set to be the last public day of the Supreme Court session, and we're waiting for opinions in three cases - two of which address same-sex marriage.

It's widely expected that we'll get rulings on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8, and those rulings could affect the lives, rights and finances of millions of Americans.


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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    I have no faith in this judicial activist court.

    June 26, 2013 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  2. Joan

    The Republicans are between a rock and a hard place with the majority right Supreme Court rulings this week. By cutting some crucial voting parts of the Civil Rights Act l they are going to get more distrust and anger from minorities. If they go against the gay rights issues, they will continue to lose that whole voting group. The ruling isn't public yet so hopefully it will show some common sense. The Supreme Court should leave politics out of their rulings and respect the wishes of the majority of Americans. The voters sent a strong message last November and so far it appears the Republicans didn't listen. If the immigration bill goes down in the House because of the Tea Party and other extreme right Congressmen then the Latino vote is gone again too. It must be a tough time to be a Republican leader. It is like herding sheep trying to get them together.

    June 26, 2013 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  3. Borderless

    I live in California. The passage of DOMA was probably one of the most embarrassing moments for our state. I don't know how it happened. I don't know how the Supreme Court can do anything but strike it down.

    June 26, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  4. rs

    after yesterday's assault on Civil Rights by the Roberts Court, I wouldn't hold my breath. We can hope however....

    June 26, 2013 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    I find it ironic to the extreme the hypocrisy of the right wing's position on DOMA and gay marriage in general.. The states' rights people want the federal government to override the will and laws of individual states. DOMA ignores what laws a state may pass in favor of what the "big government" wants laws to do. Yet, the right wing is the always quick to point out states right over the will of the federal government.

    The Proposition 8 question should never have reached this point. Only ideological justices have allowed it to come to the SCOTUS. The US Constitution is quite clear about equal protection under the law. The Civil Rights Act also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, among other things. This should be a slam dunk decision to dismiss the law, but who knows with this court.

    June 26, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  6. B. Schaler

    Yeah, this woman is somewhat weak when thrown in the ring with a serial liar!

    June 26, 2013 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |