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Will SCOTUS Rule on Gay Marriage Cases Tomorrow?

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Tuesday Jun 25, 2013
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Once again, the Supreme Court held off on ruling on two landmark gay marriage cases. The SOCTUS Blog and other experts say the rulings will come Wednesday at 10 a.m. and not extend their announcements into July.

"Tomorrow is the last #scotus day. Same-sex marriage. History," SCTOUS Blog tweeted.

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action, one of the bigger cases the justices had to rule on, sending the case back to a lower court and stating "strict scrutiny does not permit a court to accept a school’s assertion that its admissions process uses race in a permissible way without closely examining how the process works in practice, yet that is what the District Court and Fifth Circuit did here."

On Tuesday, SCOTUS struck down a key section of the Voting Rights Act, ruling that the prevision "cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still need federal monitoring," the Associated Press writes.

"This is it -- we’re finally getting a ruling on Prop 8. Since the Supreme Court didn’t rule today, we know it’s going to be coming sometime this week," said Matt Bauem in a YouTube video for American Foundation for Equal Rights.

This is the last week the Supreme Court can rule on these hot-button cases.

Take a look at AFER’s clip on what to expect this week:


  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-06-24 19:09:30

    I’m really excited and nervous and I don’t even have a date let alone someone to propose to. I guess I’ll be excited for all of you.

  • Tmax, 2013-06-24 22:38:23

    Jed, you don’t need a date or someone to propose to right now, but if they rule in our favor it just means you (and many others) will just have something to look forward to!I am just really hoping for a nationwide decision for marriage :)

  • firebird, 2013-06-25 02:00:43

    I wish my partner and best friend of 15 years wss still here on earth so we could see the outcome we worked for together.

  • Anonymous, 2013-06-25 09:41:53

    Heheheh you’re gay.

  • BlondieSL, 2013-06-25 16:00:07

    Firebird, my heart goes out to you. As Jed, I too am nervous and at the same time, hoping for the best, but with the way seem to go wonky at the last minute, I won’t be surprised if the decision is much less than we hope for. Who knows, prop 8 might even be pushed back to the lower courts. And frankly, I’m of the opinion that anything less than a Federal-wide decision shows that this country is not quite as advanced and free as it tries to convince the world. LETS HOPE I’M WAY OFF BASE ;)

  • Anonymous, 2013-06-25 18:29:22

    I really do hope it becomes nation wide. I met an awesome man who I have known for 10 yrs but because he is from Colombia we never got to meet in person. I do wish one day to marry him.

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