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Not today! Supreme Court holds marriage-equality cases to session's end on Wednesday

WASHINGTON – One more day! The U.S. Supreme Court whittled down its list of cases today, but again did not rule on high-profile Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) impacting the gay and lesbian community.

Today, the high court issued rulings on three of the remaining six cases on their docket for this session, but left the two high-profile marriage-equality cases for another day. The court today did strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, a major development.

The Supreme Court said later today that it would issue the final three rulings on Wednesday as the current session winds down.

Of historical note, the high court rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA cases will come on the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down the constitutionality of the Texas "Homosexual Conduct" law and declared that adult lesbians and gay men had the same rights as opposite-gender adult couples to private sexual intimacy.

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News will continue to monitor the U.S. Supreme Court for any new developments on Prop 8 or DOMA.

Meanwhile, the San Diego LGBT community and allies will be rallying Wednesday. SDGLN will have that story today.