The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear challenges to two high profile anti-gay laws, the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s voter-passed Proposition 8, which rolled back same same-sex marriage in America’s largest state. The high court will likely hear arguments in March and rule in June.

  • Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to Miss. LGBT law
    The court’s refusal to hear the case leaves intact the law, known as H.B. 1523, that says the state government will not take any discriminatory action against persons who don’t believe in same-sex marriage ... to bring a legal challenge.
    01/8/2018 - 9:08 am | View Link
  • Supreme Court to hear California teacher's suit -- a 'life or death' case for unions
    As they concluded a memorable term that legalized gay marriage and rejected another attack against Obamacare, the justices set the stage for an equally momentous 2016. They are expected to hear ... Legal Defense Foundation, welcomed the court's announcement.
    07/1/2015 - 3:14 am | View Link
  • Election 2016: Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Could Change Campaign
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court could hand Republicans a ruling that takes gay marriage out of the political debate for 2016 and eliminates an issue that has hurt them in general elections. The court announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to bans ...
    01/16/2015 - 5:23 pm | View Link
  • Supreme Court Considers DOMA -- United States v. Windsor
    Both cases will be decided by the end of June. In addition to ruling on the constitutionality of Prop 8, which bans gay marriage, the Supreme Court will also hear a challenge to a federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defines marriage as ...
    03/25/2013 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in late March
    The Supreme Court is expected to hear ... gay marriage known as Proposition 8. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier struck down that rule. The second case is expected to be argued the following day, on a challenge to part of the federal Defense ...
    01/7/2013 - 3:52 pm | View Link
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  • TJB | SC
    Composed of the chief justice and eight justices, the Supreme Court of Texas is the court of last resort for civil matters in the state. The Supreme Court is in Austin, immediately northwest of the state Capitol.
    04/17/2018 - 10:33 am | View Website
  • SCOTUSblog
    Welcome to SCOTUSblog - see blog posts. At his eponymous blog, Lyle Denniston reports that “[t]he Supreme Court and a federal appeals court are now moving simultaneously to sort out a major constitutional controversy over a right to abortion for undocumented teenaged girls being held in federal immigration centers and who are now or will ...
    04/16/2018 - 6:48 pm | View Website
  • United States v. Windsor
    United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. ___ (2013) (Docket No. 12-307), is a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court held that restricting U.S. federal interpretation of "marriage" and "spouse" to apply only to opposite-sex unions, by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is unconstitutional under the Due ...
    04/15/2018 - 6:20 pm | View Website
  • Defense of Marriage Act
    The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (Pub.L. 104–199, 110 Stat. 2419, enacted September 21, 1996, 1 U.S.C. § 7 and 28 U.S.C. § 1738C) was a United States federal law that, prior to being ruled unconstitutional, defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman, and allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex ...
    04/15/2018 - 3:43 pm | View Website
  • Supreme Court Review
    THIS WEEK AT THE COURT. The Court has issued two opinions.
    04/15/2018 - 4:37 am | View Website
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