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Supreme Court Stalls Again on Gay Marriage Cases

Justices could decide on Friday whether to hear cases on California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

The U.S. Supreme Court again took no action Monday on several cases that pertain to same-sex marriage, according to news reports.

The nation's high court could make a decision Friday on whether or not to hear cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act that and an appeals court decision that struck down California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. Justices were expected to release a decision on the cases last week.

The Los Angeles Times spoke with several people about the decision:

"As much as I want this to be about fairness, I moved to California in '84 with a certain amount of hope, because this is the place where I thought all of who I am would be honored and respected," Judy de Chabert told the Times. "I've been waiting, and I want it to finally happen."

Chi Chi Larue told the newspaper, "It's 2012, and people are getting married when they meet at casinos in Vegas. Why can't two people who are legitimately in love get married whether they're straight or gay?"

According to Reuters:

The justices meet at regular weekly sessions to decide which cases to add to their calendar. They vote in order of seniority, and while it takes five of the nine for a majority decision in a dispute, it takes only four votes to add a case to the agenda and schedule oral arguments.

Click here to read the full L.A. Times story.

One Eye December 05, 2012 at 09:49 PM
They are doing what they do best, stalling

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