The U.S. Supreme Court didn’t act on seven petitions under consideration about same-sex marriage issues on Thursday morning, but it did accept several other significant cases for its next term.
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The Supreme Court may soon act on seven petitions about same-sex marriage bans in five states. So what are the constitutional arguments being made in the cases?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at one possible short-term outcome as the Supreme Court ponders same-sex marriage: the court could pass on the issue, lacking a split in the lower federal courts.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the key questions the Justices will need to weigh as they consider accepting one or more cases about same-sex marriage in their upcoming term.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, previews the various dimensions of the same-sex marriage cases that await the Supreme Court on its return in later this month.