|Supreme Court leaves Prop 8 litigants hanging|
|Monday, 03 December 2012 11:14|
(Prop 8 litigants left waiting)…The Supreme Court made no announcement Monday morning.
The Justices are expected to announce which case they will hear, if any. The choice is between California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. They are not expected to hear both. The high court met Friday to decide which would be granted a full hearing. Supporters of Prop 8 are asking the Supreme Court to over-turn the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, who over-turn the California Proposition, in which voters had decided to make same sex marriage illegal. The Imperial County Board of Supervisors had petitioned to become a part of the original litigation in support of the proposition. Court watchers say the Justices are more likely to hear the Federal Act, but nobody will know until Friday morning, when the Court meets again.