Early reports about today’s Supreme Court hearing on California’s Proposition 8 indicate a potential June ruling may let a lower-court decision stand in the same-sex marriage case.
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Will public opinion polls sway the Supreme Court as it considers two cases related to same-sex marriage? Lyle Denniston looks at how the court has discussed the idea of political pressures in the past.
Lyle Denniston has read the brief filed by the Obama administration urging the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage. And one important factor could be what the brief doesn’t say in its 32 pages.
Actor-director Clint Eastwood is the latest prominent conservative to sign on to a court brief opposing a California gay marriage ban. Also, two NFL players have opposed a gay-marriage ban in a separate brief to the Supreme Court.
The national organization that sets broad rules for the Boy Scouts of America says it needs more time to consider lifting an overall ban of gay scouts and gay scout leaders.