TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 16, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to decide whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry, the New York Times reports. The court’s announcement that it will hear cases out of Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio made it likely that it would resolve one of the great civil rights questions of the age before its current term ends in June. The justices ducked the issue in October, refusing to hear appeals from rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states. The number of states allowing same-sex marriage has since grown to 36.