Take Two for November 29, 2012

Constitutionality of gay marriage back on the table in Supreme Court

Ruling Expected On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8

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Opponents of Proposition 8, California's anti-gay marriage bill, hold signs outside of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on February 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.

The Supreme Court meets tomorrow to decide whether now is the time to rule on the constitutionality of gay marriage.

The justices will hold their talks behind closed doors, and one of the cases they're looking closely at is California's Proposition 8. That's the 2008 law that bans same-sex marriage that was struck down in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year 

The court's decision on Friday has far-reaching and somewhat complicated implications for California as well as the rest of the nation. Here to explain is Amy Howe, editor of Scotusblog.


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