SCOTUS agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases in 2013

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Arguments in gay marriage cases around Mar 25-27, decision around June 27.

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) December 7, 2012

Earlier this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to re-hear the Proposition 8 case, paving the way for it to head to the Supreme Court. And that's indeed what's happening. The Supreme Court will revisit California's Proposition 8 as well as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in late March.

Wow, SCOTUS will hear Prop 8 and DOMA cases. This is going to be pretty interesting.

— Ash Hall (@LGBTActivist) December 7, 2012

SCOTUS to hear BOTH Prop 8 and #DOMA cases.Wow.Game on.

— Nate (@nategottfried) December 7, 2012

Many LGBT activists and supporters are thrilled at the news and hopeful about the eventual rulings:

Supreme Court here we come. SCOTUS to hear #Prop8 case. Love will triumph over fear!

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) December 7, 2012

I’m confident Supreme Court will discard DOMA and Prop 8 into the dustbin of history. Let’s get this over with and on to the future!

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 7, 2012

This is a major day in American history. #scotus #ssm

— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) December 7, 2012

The DOMA needs to be labelled as unconstitutional by the SCOTUS soon.

— ΣΓΙC L (@Levengreat) December 7, 2012

Looks like @8theplay is getting a sequel! 8 goes to #SCOTUS! Congrats to @afer! Equality couldn't be in better hands. #prop8

— Rory O'Malley (@RoryOMalley) December 7, 2012

Cautiously optimistic about SCOTUS ruling because all arguments against gay marriage boil down to “it's eww, so let's outlaw it!”

— The Jet In The Girl (@jetgirl78) December 7, 2012

Glad that #SCOTUS will take up #DOMA case. All married couples in #VT & other states are entitled to the same legal protections.

— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) December 7, 2012

SCOTUS now has my civil rights in their hands. #Equality–SCOTUS Agrees To Hear Gay Marriage Cases slate.com/blogs/the_slat… via @slate

— Benn B. (@Elan_vital_MSLA) December 7, 2012

The opportunity for SCOTUS to repeal DOMA and Prop 8 by summer… fan-fucking-tastic! #equality

— Meg Mac (@MegMac002) December 7, 2012

#SCOTUS to hear #SameSexMarriage issue? FINALLY!! Time we started caring about equality in this nation again.

— Trip Fran (@TripFranGators) December 7, 2012

Looks like SCOTUS is finally figuring out they should deal with civil rights issues. Let's hope Prop 8 and DOMA go the way of the dinosaur.

— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) December 7, 2012

Victory! SCOTUS to hear marriage equality cases! Marriage is about love and the government should never forbid such a thing.

— M.M. Tiba (@SirTiba) December 7, 2012

But others are skeptical that same-sex marriage advocates will wind up with the victory they seek:

Just got an email from the CA Prop 8 campaign ecstatic about SCOTUS review. They seem to not grasp what they may have done here.

— Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) December 7, 2012

@jstrevino Right, but if SCOTUS didn't take the case it'd be over, they'd have lost. They're grasping at a last chance.

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) December 7, 2012

@gabrielmalor They're going to shortly learn the difference between a Ninth Circus ruling and a SCOTUS decision.

— Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) December 7, 2012

Bearing in mind 9th Circuit that overturned Prop 8 is most liberal AND most overturned by SCOTUS in country.

— Sunny (@sunnyright) December 7, 2012

Summary of the two cert petitions SCOTUS granted today in marriage cases: volokh.com/2012/12/07/sup…

— Jay (@HamletEJ) December 7, 2012

Wrong. They'll hear it but may dismiss on standing grounds. RT @sfist: SCOTUS Agrees to (Maybe) Hear Prop 8 Case: sfist.com/2012/12/07/bre…

— Chris Cassidy (@CitizenCassidy) December 7, 2012

So, SCOTUS could rule that #Prop 8 backers don't have standing to defend it. If so, case over. 9th Circuit ruling stands Marriages resume.

— Greg Moran (@gregmoran) December 7, 2012

What could go wrong? RT @chucktodd: They do BOTH RT @petewilliamsnbc: Supreme Court agrees to take up doma and prop 8

— rebecca grunewald (@duchessrebecca) December 7, 2012

And some just want it all to be over with:

Oh dear. Here comes another agonizing scotus season. on.cnn.com/SE1bBi

— Alexandria (@CrashCart9) December 7, 2012

FUCK YOU SCOTUS >:C .. I really wanted the Prop 8 shit to be over already, case was a joke, can´t believe they took it, ah well,

— Rather_Mexican (@Juanldwfa) December 7, 2012

My reaction to SCOTUS decision to hear #Prop8 and #DOMA cases….. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST GET IT OVER WITH!

— GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) December 7, 2012

All in good time. We'll find out where the SCOTUS officially stands next summer.

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