The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet made an announcement about whether it
will hear the Prop. 8 or DOMA cases. With five cases currently before
them dealing with issues related to marriage for gay and lesbian
Americans, there is no doubt the Justices have much to consider.
may hear soon that our case has been redistributed for consideration at
the Court’s next Conference, scheduled for this Friday, December 7. If
this happens, we could get word from the Court that day, or the morning
of Monday, December 10. It is important to remember that that the
Supreme Court often takes more than one Conference to consider whether
to grant review in certain cases.
Here at AFER, we remain
optimistic that the Justices will soon act in our case, either agreeing
to hear our arguments or allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in
California, but we must also be prepared to stay vigilant into the New
Year for a final determination from the Court.
Adam D. Umhoefer
American Foundation for Equal Rights