U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage

December 17, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up two cases over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the spring.

In orders issued Dec. 7, the court agreed to hear a case over California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, and one out of New York over the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines a marriage as being between one man and one woman.