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U.S. Supreme Court: No action Monday on Proposition 8, DOMA cases

Monday, December 3, 2012
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday released added orders from its Friday Conference, but the list did not include any on the ten cases dealing with the same-sex marriage issue.

The court’s nine justices met in private on Friday to consider whether to review challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples, and to California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 voter approved ban on same-sex marriage.

It now appears that those cases will be rescheduled for the Conference this Friday morning, reported SCOTUS Blog. An announcement could come after that session or on the following Monday.

Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), notes that “it is important to remember that that the Supreme Court often takes more than one Conference to consider whether to grant review in certain cases.”

AFER is the sole sponsor of the federal constitutional challenge to Prop. 8.

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