Same-Sex Marriage At High Court: How A Case Can Fizzle

By: National AP
By: National AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A discussion by Supreme Court justices about walking away from a case challenging California's voter-approved ban on gay marriage offers a rare glimpse at the court's opaque internal workings.

Justice Anthony Kennedy was among those who suggested that the court could get rid of the case without deciding anything about same-sex unions.

His comment came after months of buildup and a mountain of legal briefs.

The court on Wednesday concluded two days of arguments involving gay marriage. Wednesday's argument was over a constitutional challenge to a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

A majority of the court appeared likely to rule that legally married gay couples should be able to receive a range of benefits that the law currently reserves for straight married couples. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200383221 -
Gray Television, Inc.