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US Supreme Court could make ruling on key equal marriage cases today

Joseph McCormick June 20, 2013
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Update 15:32: The Supreme Court failed to make its decision today, and is expected to do so on Monday. Check back on for updates.

The US Supreme Court could be about to make a decision on two key equal marriage cases, as it is expected to do so before summer recess, and is running out of allotted decision days

On the first day of hearings in March, the court heard arguments around Proposition 8, the state of California’s ban on equal marriage. Then the justices questioned the meaning of marriage, and challenged arguments for the ban. 

On the second day of hearings, several of the Supreme Court Justices raised concerns around DOMA, and some took that as a sign that there may be a narrow majority who will strike it down.

There are a number of possible outcomes, which range from effectively allowing equal marriage across the US, to letting Proposition 8 and DOMA stand.

The Supreme Court does not announce which decisions it will announce ahead of time.

Monday 24th June still remains on the calendar as a day on which the court could announce a decision. It could also add extra decision days after Monday.


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