A federal appeals court ruling on Thursday most likely means the Supreme Court will take up the same-sex marriage issue again in another landmark decision. Here’s how the courts have forced the issue and a look at the probable next steps.
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Lyle Denniston, our constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the chain of events that led to Thursday’s Sixth Circuit federal appeals court ruling, which almost certainly sends the legality of same-sex marriages back to the Supreme Court in the near future.
Lyle Denniston, the constitutional literacy adviser for the National Constitution Center, looks at a new development in the same-sex marriage lawsuits that could bar federal courts from deciding the issue
Lyle Denniston looks at a 1972 one-sentence Supreme Court decision that might be the basis for the Court to step in to decide the same-sex marriage issue.
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