Civil Liberties

BREAKING: Supremes To Hear Prop 8, DOMA Cases

A disappointment for California.

According to SCOTUSBlog, the Supreme Court decided to hear two cases dealing with LGBT rights -- Perry v. Hollingsworth, a challenge to California's Proposition 8, and Windsor v. US, in which the 2nd circuit court of appeals ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

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Many were hoping that the justices would decline to hear Perry v. Hollingsworth, as that would have allowed a lower court's ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional to stand, and marriage equality would have been the law of the land. Now, LGBT couples in California will have to wait a bit longer.