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!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Staff Attorney

USA-VA-Fairfax

The Staff Attorney is responsible for managing the Fund’s delinquent contribution and withdraw...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Sugar Land

Civil Litigation Firm in Sugar Land, TX. is seeking an attorney with 2 - 5 years litigation exp...

Apply now

Second Year Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Sacramento

SECOND YEAR LITIGATION ATTORNEY   Cook Brown, LLP, a Sacramento boutique labor & employme...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - New Orleans

USA-LA-New Orleans

Slocumb Law Firm, LLC, is a national personal injury law firm. This is an excellent opportunity for ...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Personal Injury Litigator

USA-VA-Fairfax

Northern Virginia office of our client is seeking a personal injury litigator with 4+ years of stron...

Apply Now

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Larkspur

Larkspur office of our client seeks an associate attorney with 4-6 years of experience/background pr...

Apply Now

Associate Attorney

USA-MI-Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Hills office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks an associate attorney wit...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top