SCOTUS Marriage Decision Day Rallies and Events : MAP

The Supreme Court will issue its rulings on marriage today at 10 am ET. Please join us tomorrow on Towleroad for full coverage of the rulings on Proposition 8 and DOMA.

DdThese are the Decision Day rallies happening around the nation. Find one in your community.

Via United for Marriage: Decision Day.

Here are the rallies in California.

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  1. MikeBoston says

    ScotusBlog is forecasting that Roberts will write the majority for Perry and Kennedy will write for Windsor. I’m placing my bets that Perry goes down on standing (meh but still okay) and Windsor goes to DOMA section being unconstitutional (yay for us!).

  2. Mike says

    I’m not a lawyer, but from I can see of Scalia’s and Thomas’ opinions, I don’t believe a law degree is necessary to sit on this court.

    That said, I don’t think the Supremes will punt on Perry.  If they had wanted to punt, they would have done it sooner.  They left this decision until last, and on the same day as Windsor.  I believe there is going to be some kind of tie-in.

    They may declare that civil unions are separate and unequal, and rule any state with such unions must allow marriage.  That would be a huge win and would bring marriage to Hawaii, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, and New Jersey.

    They could state that any state with civil unions and/or without a constitutional amendment already on the books must allow marriage.  That would add New Mexico, Indiana, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania as well as the other states above.

    Finally, they could do what is court this famous for and give an incomplete grade. They could state that the way in which Prop 8 was passed was unconstitutional, stating that such amendments with huge social implications cannot be ratified by the ballot box, but by each state’s legislature.  That would toss all the amendments out, but would leave the states in the above paragraph in limbo.  Those states with Republican legislatures would quickly pass new amendments, but other sates might not.

    This final possibility seems like something the Supremes would do.  It would not affirm a constitutional right to marriage, but would ask the states to go back to the drawing board and try again.

    Whatever they do, I think it will be more encompassing than just California, but not a 50-state solution.

    Like I said, I am not a lawyer, and probably will be proven wrong at 10 AM, but who knows.

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