The U.S. Supreme Court announced today (Monday, January 7) that it’s scheduled oral arguments in the Proposition 8 case for March 26.
The court’s justices are expected to decide by the end of June whether they’ll allow California’s same-sex marriage ban to stand. The case they’re reviewing, Hollingsworth v. Perry, came to them after a federal court panel upheld a judge’s decision that Prop 8 is unconstitutional.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who’s fought against Prop 8 for years and whose office shared the court dates Monday, has stated, “The federal challenge to Prop 8 represents one of the most significant civil rights cases to be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court in decades, and I’m confident that the high court will reach a decision that reaffirms our Constitution’s promise of equal protection under the law.”
United States v. Windsor, a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex unions, is set for oral arguments March 27.
For more information, visit the U.S. Supreme Court’s argument calendar for March.