U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex MarriageJune 17, 2015
A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is expected later this month. Judges are eagerly awaiting the ruling that could determine whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or whether state bans against same-sex marriage can remain in place. Same-sex couples can already marry in 32 states, parts of Kansas and Missouri and the District of Columbia.
Judges eagerly await this ruling and hope that it will be definitive â€“ something clear cut and not ambiguous will put the judiciary back where they are comfortable from ruling from.
The ruling on same sex marriage has wide-ranging implications in law and will impact probate, wills and estates (the right to inherit) as well adoptions, divorce, and child support among other family law matters.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule the last week of June.