Sweating Out SCOTUS :: Bigger Divas Than The Supremes?
The Supreme Court once again held off on ruling on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 on Tuesday, making those favoring same sex marriage around the country sweat out another day, hoping the justices rule in their favor.
The high court has put off deciding on Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges California’s Prop. 8, and the United States v. Windsor, challenging DOMA, the 1996 federal measure that bans gay marriage in the U.S., but as SCTOUS Blog reports, the Supreme Court will rule on the two landmark gay marriage cases on Wednesday.
"Tomorrow is the last #scotus day. Same-sex marriage. History," SCTOUS Blog tweeted. As Silicon Valley’s Mercury News reports, Chief Justice John Roberts indicated that the court will end its term on Wednesday.
When gay news blog Joe My God reported that the Supreme Court would not rule on Tuesday, a number of readers commented, expressing their frustration with the justice’s lack of action on the hot-button cases.
"This is so frustrating! This is the same way gay rights are treated in the Legislatures," one user wrote. "It is always the Last Agenda Item before they adjourn. Think DADT, that was the last in a lame duck, remember? I forget New York if it held true there or not."
"Holding off on DOMA and Prop 8 is starting to feel like continually postponing Christmas would to a child," another reader said.
The satirical news site, the Onion, published an article on Monday titled "Impatient Nation Demands Supreme Court Just Get to the Gay Stuff," poking fun at SCOTUS’ dramatic prolonging on ruling on DOMA and Prop 8. The site has a "quote" from 36-year-old Eric Newcomb of Indianapolis, who said, "Screw all these other cases, man, we’re ready for the real stuff-you know... the gay stuff." Newcomb is "just one of millions of restless Americans who claimed they are sick of waiting for the Supreme Court to pull the trigger on a gay rights decision, noting that the judicial body has already had ’a solid three months’ to consider the constitutional issues associated with homosexual marriage and same-sex partner benefits," the Onion writes.