December 2, 2012 at 10:52 am EST | by Phil Reese
Supremes expected to decide on taking up marriage
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(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

WASHINGTON — After postponing a decision earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to take up key cases related to extending marriage rights to same-sex couples.

One case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, formerly Perry v. Schwarzenegger — known colloquially as the “Proposition 8 case” — will decide whether or not to strike down California’s voter-approved Proposition 8, which ended same-sex marriage in that state, as recommended by an appeals court.

In addition, the court will decide whether to hear five cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act — the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages performed abroad or in states where it is legal.

A decision on whether the court would hear the cases was expected sometime Friday. Visit for updated news.


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