Eye 3 Yellow 3d 2 new logo Philly_KYW_new Philly_94WIP_new CBS Sports Radio 610 Philly_WPHT_new

Latest News

Penn Professor Reacts To News That Same-Sex Marriage Is Heading To Supreme Court

(credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

wing_dan DL Dan Wing
 Dan Wing is a news anchor and reporter for KYW Newsradio...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Check Out

By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Supreme Court has taken steps towards what could be the most significant Civil Rights decision in decades. The court will take up California’s ban on same-sex unions and a separate dispute over whether gay couples are entitled to the same benefits as other couples.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Professor Seth Kreimer says the issues boils down to two questions: One, in states that have recognized marriage equality, can the federal government refuse to accept that decision?

The other question is “Whether or not marriage-equality will require states to recognize marriages that they haven’t decided to do on their own.”

While Kreimer doesn’t expect the issue to be completely resolved, he says we should see action rather soon.

“We’ll probably hear the case in March of next year, and if past experience is any indication, we’ll probably have an answer in June.”