High court hears cases on gay marriage

Ruling on the divisive issue expected by June

Civil rights activists are paying close attention to the happenings in Washington, D.C., because today marks the first day the Supreme Court will hear one of the most divisive issues affecting the country—marriage equality.

Staying true to the timeline it announced in January, the country’s high court will hear oral arguments in the two cases before it today and tomorrow. Today, the justices will hear Hollingsworth v. Perry, a case involving California’s Proposition 8, which passed in 2008 and bars gay marriage in the state. The justices will decide on the constitutionality of that law. 


Cathleen Flahardy

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