The Supreme Court decided Friday afternoon to hear California's Proposition 8 and a DOMA case. Here's what you need to know:

  • Prop 8: The Supreme Court has decided to hear the case. This means that:
    • Well, here's the official word from SCOTUSblog: 

  • Defense of Marriage Act: The Supreme Court has decided to take up the Windsor DOMA case. It's a challenge to DOMA in New York. In Windsor v. United States, the plaintiff couldn't claim an estate tax marital deduction after her spouse died.

  • Basically, the Court will have to decide whether or not Section 3 (one man and one woman...) is unconstitutional. 
  • Again, arguments will be heard in March, a ruling likely to come in June.