SCOTUS again puts off DOMA, Prop 8 decisions

The Supreme Court still has not made a decision on whether or not to hear the cases

By Jillian Rayfield
December 3, 2012 10:21PM (UTC)
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The Supreme Court again delayed making a decision on whether or not to take up Proposition 8 and DOMA, this time putting a decision off until at least the court's private conference this Friday.

The court has been considering whether to hear one of several challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act, as well as whether or not to hear an appeal of a lower court' s decision that Proposition 8, California's law banning same-sex marriages, is unconstitutional.


The justices initially met to discuss the cases last Friday, but did not release any orders then or Monday morning. Both cases have been added to the official list of cases for consideration for this Friday's closed-door conference.


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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