Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Gay Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will be hearing two cases on gay marriage this upcoming March. This March’s ruling could make history for the nation’s stance on whether or not same-sex couples can legally marry.

However, despite the excitement and attention surrounding this case there are several barriers that the cases need to cross before they are even officially heard. If either case can not prove that there are real injuries to their specific party, than the case will not be heard by Federal courts, i.e. the Supreme Court.

For the broadest perspective on the federal legality of same-sex marriage, both cases would need to be heard with a decision that same-sex marriage is legal and marriage in itself a constitutional right. The judges in the Supreme Court are predicted to lock in a 5-4 split, and the outcome could fall either way.

We will keep you updated as the story evolves!

Read more from the full Time article by Michael A. Lindenberger here.

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