Supreme Court To Decide If Constitution Protects Gay Rights
The U.S. Supreme Court could end the debate on same-sex marriage once and for all this year, when it rules if it is protected by the Constitution.By Ben Lawson | January 16, 2015
One of the biggest civil rights debates in recent years could soon be coming to an end. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it will rule on whether the Constitution protects same-sex marriage.
The court has agreed to rule on challenges to same-sex marriage bans in four states.
The justices will hear arguments on two things: Whether the U.S. Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and whether states have to recognize a same-sex marriage licensed by another state.