January 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm EDT | by Chris Johnson
Supreme Court sets oral arguments for marriage cases
Supreme Court, gay news, Washington Blade

State groups welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to consider the constitutionality of DOMA, Proposition 8. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would hear oral arguments in the legal challenges against California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act on two separate dates in March.

According to the calendar, arguments for the challenge against Prop 8, known as Hollingsworth v. Perry, is set for March 26, while the arguments for the challenge against DOMA, known as Windsor v. United States, is set for March 27.

The Supreme Court announced it would take up the lawsuits on Dec. 7. Justices must render a decision before their term ends in June.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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