Sarah Blazucki

Supreme Court to Hear Prop. 8 Arguments: What You Need to Know

Filed By Sarah Blazucki | March 26, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: marriage equality, Prop 8, Supreme Court

Following a rally in front of the Supreme Court this morning, the high court began hearing arguments on the Proposition 8 case at 10 a.m.

The Prop. 8 case, "Hollingsworth v. Perry," is the constitutional challenge to the voter referendum that amended California's constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

supreme_court_storm.jpgArguments will last about an hour; during this time, no reporting, live tweeting, or updates will come from inside the court. Audio recordings of the proceedings will be posted at 1 p.m. (Go here for the audio; the transcript will be posted here.)

Tomorrow, the court will hear arguments in "United States v. Windsor," the legal challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

After the arguments, the justices will have until the end of the session to decide on the cases; a ruling is expected in June.

For information about the cases, including the scope of the cases, a plain English interpretation of the legal arguments, how the justices might rule, and a timeline for what happens next, visit

Here's a great Q&A on what happens next.

For information about the Prop. 8 case, go to American Federation for Equal Rights' website, the group leading the challenge.

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