A federal court bucked a trend set by 20 other courts this week when it upheld Louisiana’s ban on same sex marriage. It could push the US Supreme Court to rule on marriage equality sooner than originally thought.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a voter referendum banning use of race in admissions at state-run universities in Michigan. Some experts believe the ruling could lead to more states taking a similar road.
Lawsuits are pending in both federal and state court in Pennsylvania and some say the question is not whether marriage equality will exist in the Commonwealth, but when.
What could Wednesday’s rulings mean for same-sex couples in our area?
The Supreme Court challenge focuses on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Acts, which forces 14 states, mostly in the South, to get pre-approval from the Justice Department before implementing any laws that affect voting.
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases on same sex marriage. And the debate has heightened.