The Supreme Court Sets April 28, 2015 Date To Hear KY, MI, OH, and TN Same Sex Marriage Cases
The Supreme Court has finally picked a date to hear the arguments in four same-sex marriage cases challenging bans on gay marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio,, and Tennessee on April 28.
The questions that SCOTUS will be looking at include:
1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?
2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?
A total of ninety minutes is allotted for oral argument on Question 1. A total of one hour is allotted for oral argument on Question 2. The parties are limited to filing briefs on the merits and presenting oral argument on the questions presented in their respective petitions. The briefs of petitioners are to be filed on or before 2 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015. The briefs of respondents are to be filed on or before 2 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015. The reply briefs are to be filed on or before 2 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015.
This is one of the historical BIG ONE kids.
Lets all hope that it turns out right.