U.S. Supreme Court Schedules Oral Arguments for Two Marriage Equality Suits

Justices will hear Prop. 8 and DOMA cases in late March

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, on March 26, 2013.  The Supreme Court also indicated today that it will hear arguments in United States v. Windsor, a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), on March 27, 2013.

According to SCOTUSblog, “each case is scheduled for one hour of argument, although the fact that each is to be heard alone will allow the argument time to be expanded, and that appears likely.” Hearings will begin at 10am each day. The Supreme Court will receive written briefs from the parties in Perry and Windsor prior to hearing oral argument.


What Do You Think?