Okay first off, if you haven’t watched Obama’s inauguration speech please do so, it is so very worth your time.
Typically, inaugurations are more about what a great nation America is, with only a few broad points about policy or what they wish to accomplish in the next few years. Well boys and girls, this time was different.
Needless to say, 2012 has been a wonderful year for equality. Obama is in office again, two states voted to pass same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court decided they would hear the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, and the polls are on our side. Support for equality is growing, and will only continue growing. With all that was going on, it’s good to have a review and for that we have Matt Baume from the Americans For Equal Rights.
While I can’t say I’m totally surprised, I am a little disappointed. It looks like the DOMA and Prop 8 cases have been scheduled for the Conference this Friday, December 7th. If they do make a decision we could hear from the Court that day or the following Monday, December 10th.
I’m sure the Supreme Court will rule in our favor in both cases, I just wish they would get to it a little faster. Lambda Legal’s Jon Davidson has the skinny on why the Supreme Court may be taking their time: