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 washingtonblade.com for updated news.