After years of legal battles and political struggle, the issue of gay marriage is about to hit Prime Time. What began as a voter initiative to prevent gay and lesbian couples in California from marrying has run through the federal court system and is now up for consideration by the Supreme Court. Prop 8
, also known as Hollingsworth v. Perry
(formerly Perry v. Brown
) will be heard alongside a challenge to New York's gay marriage law this spring. The outcome will directly challenge the constitutionality of DOMA and a win could mean legal gay marriage nationwide.