The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of appeals, which had heard the oral arguments in the Prop.8 case, said that they could not make any decision until the Californian Supreme Court indicates if the supporters of the proposition 8 have the right or not to defend it in front of a federal judge.
Finally, on March 26 judges of the United States Supreme court began the debate on marriage equality.
Finally, we know the President Obama's position on marriage equality in California!
The New Yorker proposes an assessment on the victories of the LGBT community and on President Obama.
We expected an answer of the Supreme Court of United States in order to know if it was going to decide to hear the cases challenging DOMA and prohibitions of marriage equality. Friday, the Supreme Court has thus decided that it will hear the oral arguments in the challenge to the defense of marriage act in New York (see our article: DOMA Is Unconstitutional For Boston and New York Courts) as well as the prohibition for gay and lesbian couples to marry in California.
The Supreme Court finally announces a date for its decision making on Prop 8.
After opponents to gay marriage in California asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their arguments, it is now the supporters' turn to require the Supreme court not to hear the case.
Opponents to gay marriage in California have asked the Supreme Court to hear Proposition 8.
David Blankenhorn, fervant defender of straight marriage and proposition 8 (he had testified besides for the prohibition during Prop 8 trial) informed that he now supports marriage equality.