SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage – Quick Resource Review

U.S. Supreme Court buildingToday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, consolidated with three other cases, on whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages.

If you’re short on time, here are 5 key facts about same-sex marriage from the non-partisan Pew Research Center.

SCOTUSblog editor, Amy Howe, has written an overview of the case in two parts:

Part I http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/same-sex-marriage-in-plain-english-part-i/

Part II http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/same-sex-marriage-in-plain-english-part-ii/

Nina Totenberg of NPR has said that groups, individuals, and governments with an interest in the outcome have issued a record number of amicus briefs, at 148, exceeding the record of 136 set for the 2013 Obamacare case.

Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), and the Los Angeles Times have examined the case with views to how crucial the votes may be from Justices Roberts and Kennedy.

Richard Wolf at USA Today has put together a timeline on same-sex marriage law through the years and a profile of Mary Bonauto, one of the lawyers arguing on behalf of the plaintiffs today.

SCOTUSblog will begin live-blogging oral arguments at 10:45 a.m.

SCOTUSblog @SCOTUSblog and OYEZ @oyez will be live-tweeting oral arguments and you can follow the day’s developments on social media with the hashtags #gaymarriage #SCOTUS and #SSM

Audio of the oral arguments will be posted on the Supreme Court’s official website and when the transcripts become available they’ll be posted there, as well.

You can fact-check claims about same-sex marriage at the non-partisan website, Politifact.

The case will most likely be decided in June.

This entry was posted in Just News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.