Cases for same sex marriage legalization will be heard by the supreme court, according to a New York Times article dated Dec. 7. After months of claiming they would not join the national debate, it almost seems as if the supreme court has to know that gay marriage has been legalized in nine states throughout the country. If the case is passed then it would be legal on a federal level. Two of the cases going before the supreme court could be game changers as one will federally challenge a law that requires the government to deny benefits to same sex couples. Another case would establish or deny a constitutional right to marry regardless of sexual orientation.
The country is obviously divided on this topic as more religious groups think that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Most of America believes in “love equality” and feel that anyone should have the right to love and marry whomever they want or they simply don’t care. Regardless of how things play out, this will be a federally groundbreaking case even to just be heard.
So far, there is no word as to whether the supreme court will force the hand of all states to allow marriage equality or if they will allow each state to choose if they want to legalize same sex marriage or not. This would be a huge step in the right direction for the United States if they can come to an agreed upon term.