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ISSUE: Will the US Supreme Court Review Prop 8?

By October 31, 2012

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The United States Supreme Court has indicated that it will consider reviewing the Prop 8 case. Could this be the final step toward the demise of DOMA?

The decision to review will happen at the Justices' private conference on Nov. 20. If Prop 8 is considered, it will directly challenge DOMA, the federal amendment that denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.

To avoid confusion, the inquiry on Nov. 20 is just to decide if Prop 8 case Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown) will go to trial. This 'Order List', which states which cases will be heard and not, is scheduled for release on Nov. 26.

"With the distribution of our case for the Court's consideration, we move one step closer to the day when the nation will be able to live up to the promise of liberty and equality enshrined in our Constitution, and all Americans will be able to marry the person they love," Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the Perry case.

Read more for background on the Prop 8 case.
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