Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to return for the second half of the year and is expected to review affirmative action, gay marriage, voting rights and government secrecy, according to ABC News. In March, the Supreme Court justices will review two court cases on gay marriage.
One case that the Supreme Court will review is Hollingsworth vs. Perry and if there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage; the second case Windsor vs. United States will review the federal law that currently defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
On Dec. 7, 2012, the Supreme Court agreed to review gay marriage and review California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage, and they will also review the DOMA law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The Supreme Court may decide if any state has the right to ban same-sex marriage. The Constitution guarantees equal protection for everyone. Or the Supreme Court may decide to limit the case to California.
Over the last few weeks, the Supreme Court justices have been writing and reviewing draft opinions for cases from the last session.
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Sources: ABC News