Legal News

Supreme Court Fails to Issue Decision on Gay Marriage Case Review
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Reuters reported on Monday that the United States Supreme Court has decided to not issue a ruling yet on legal matters regarding same sex marriage. The court said that it could issue a ruling on Friday, which would be when it would hear multiple appeals about the issue.

On Friday, the nine justices of the court met to discuss whether or not they would review challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act. The act denies federal benefits to married same sex couples. The court also met regarding the gay marriage ban in California, which is called Proposition 8.

  
What
Where


When the court meets again in private this Friday it could let the public know if it will review one or more of the same-sex appeals in the country. The court could make its announcement by Friday or wait until the following Monday to do so. The court could take the same route it did this past Friday, which was not taking any action on the appeals.

Nine states and the District of Columbia have passed gay marriage laws while 31 states have passed constitutional amendments that ban gay marriage. Same sex couples married in states where it is legal are still ineligible for federal benefits due to the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Supreme Court will also decide if it will review challenges to Prop 8, which is Hollingsworth v. Perry. The case has been looking for marriage equality for lesbians and gays under the United States Constitution.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney

USA-WY-Laramie

Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation Attorney

USA-DC-Washington

Justice Catalyst Law seeks an Impact Litigation Attorney to litigate impact cases that cross boundar...

Apply now

Insurance Coverage Associates – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Selman Breitman\'s offices in West Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle are looking for attorneys...

Apply now

Corporate Paralegal / Contract Administrator

USA-CA-Beverly Hills

Entertainment law firm in Beverly Hills is seeking a corporate paralegal/contract administrator with...

Apply now

Estates and Probate Attorney

USA-FL-Boca Raton

Do you have an Estates and Probate practice?  Are you becoming overwhelmed with administrative ...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top