The Supreme Court To Determine Whether Same-Sex Couples Have A Constitutional Right To Marry!

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It’s official! The highest court in the land has announced it will make a decision in what will probably be one of the biggest cases for a long time to come.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether the right to marry is a constitutional right for same-sex couples, or whether states are allowed to ban same-sex marriages.

It’s expected that the nine justices will begin hearing oral arguments from both sides in April before delivering a ruling by June.

Back in June of 2013, the court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling that finally allowed married same-sex couples the same federal benefits as straight married couples.

Before today’s announcement, the Supreme Court had petitions from Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan after the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld gay marriage bans.

Now, the Supreme court has granted petitions for all four states.

While the Supreme Court had previously refused to hear many same-sex marriage case, lower federal court are divided on whether or not gay marriage bans are legal.

We hope these justices use this to finally rule in favor of equality, and that everyone in American can soon be able to marry whoever they want.

Jan 16, 2015 5:03pm PDT

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