The Supreme Court did not announce today whether or not it would hear cases on Prop 8 and DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. The Court had announced it was delaying from the 20th its decision to today, but apparently has not decided to announce its decision yet.
“No action on same-sex marriage,” Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog writes:
The Supreme Court, after taking most of the day to prepare new orders, took no action Friday on the ten same-sex marriage cases now on the docket.
The next opportunity for the Court to issue orders will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Nothing has ruled out the possibility that some actions on same-sex marriage could be announced at that time, although there is no indation [sic] that that will occur. It may be that the Court needs more time to decide what it wants to do next on any of the cases.
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