U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Gay Marriage

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Kathryn DeHoyos currently resides on the outskirts of Austin, TX. She is the News Editor for the Good Feed Blog and absolutely loves what she does. She is the happy mommy to a wild 2 year old girl-child, and is blissfully happy being un-married to her life partner DJ.

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  1. wellokaythen says:

    The Court is doing several things all at once that are individually unusual and taken together make a very rare situation. It’s going to look at two laws at the same time, a state law and a federal law, which is unusual. One of the laws is DOMA, which the federal government (executive branch at least) is not even going to defend in court at this point. In another rare turn of events, a White House that supported a law now wants the Court to overturn it. It’s one of those unusual moments the government doesn’t really contest the striking down of an existing law. A group of Republican legislators have hired an attorney to defend the law in court, but it’s not clear that they have the legal position to do such a thing.

    No matter how it turns out, it may not be a conclusive ruling that changes everything everywhere forever. It will probably not be a _Brown v. Board_ type situation. (I will be happy to be proven wrong on that, though.)

    If/when the laws get struck down, the _basis_ by which they are struck down will be the key issue. Are they struck down because they discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, or discrimination on the basis of sex, or because of an absence of legal authority, or because you can’t have “separate but equal,” or….

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