What to my wondering eyes should appear but a Supreme Court taking up marriage equality…in two, count ’em, two cases, this spring.
We get around to discussing the two cases before SCOTUS, like to be argued in March and decided in June. Mike in particular had figured they’d duck the issue until public opinion was even more solidly behind equal rights for same-sex couple.
We talked about the big distinctions between the two cases (Hollingsworth v. Perry and (U.S. v. Windsor). On paper, the former could extend SSM rights nationwide, but likely won’t yet. The latter almost has to hollow out the Defense of Marriage Act.
Listen in as we get to the Supremes’ biases and likely rulings here. It’s a heartening but not purely gleeful time for equality minded sorts.