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Prop 8, DOMA cases distributed for Sept. 24 conference at U.S. Supreme Court

If the Court denies the petition, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision stands, and Proposition 8 will be invalidated, though the case won’t set a nationwide precedent. If they decide to review the case, they’ll reach a final decision on the merits at the end of June 2013.

BREAKING NEWS: Proposition 8 appeal officially filed with Supreme Court

Prop 8 supporters file lengthy appeal raising a single question: whether the Constitution’s guarantee in the Fourteenth Amendment of legal equality prohibited California from “defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.”

Lesbian, 83, petitions U.S. Supreme Court to hear her DOMA case

On Monday, lawyers filed a petition on behalf of Edith "Edie" Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian from New York, asking the Supreme Court to review her case, thus bypassing a second round in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, where the case is scheduled to appear next.

COMMENTARY: Gay marriage more popular than Obamacare?

Right now, more Americans have come around to accept gay marriage than are in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. What’s behind this virulent hatred of a national healthcare program?

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court upholds health insurance law

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning upheld President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, saying that the insurance mandate is unconstitutional but can survive under the taxing authority granted to Congress.