High Court Enters Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Law360, San Diego (December 7, 2012, 4:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to jump into the same-sex marriage debate, accepting a suit over California’s same-sex marriage ban that was struck down earlier this year as well as a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act.

The high court accepted a petition for a writ of certiorari by ProtectMarriage.com, the group that sponsored California’s same-sex marriage ban, to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in February that found Proposition 8, which voters narrowly passed in 2008, violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause...
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