Supreme Court passes on gay marriage cases for now

Liz Goodwin

The Supreme Court remained quiet Monday on whether it will agree to hear any of the several cases dealing with same-sex marriage that are currently pending before the court.

Those cases include Proposition 8 in California, the ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in the state, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex marriage even in states that allow it. The Supreme Court has put the cases on its discussion list for Friday, and an announcement could come then or on the following Monday.