What do you think court will do?


How do you think the U.S. Supreme Court is going to rule on the matter of same-sex marriage?

The high court heard arguments Tuesday and Wednesday on two separate cases on the issue — challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and to California’s Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage.

Observers have noted that the justices have a wide array of options — from deciding the cases shouldn’t have been brought to them in the first place, to ruling that same-sex couples should have the same rights that heterosexual spouses enjoy.

Momentum seems to be on the side of marriage equality advocates. Recent polls indicate that a majority of Americans favor recognizing same-sex unions, and it’s possible that a challenge to Ohio’s ban on gay marriage could be on the ballot this fall. A number of prominent politicians — from President Obama to Ohio’s Republican senator, Rob Portman — have declared support for marriage equality.

So what do you think the Supreme Court will do? What do you think they should do? Tell me what you expect to happen. Send me an email at mwilliams@coxohio.com.


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