Monday Brings No Marriage Mention from Supremes

Posted by Justin Snow
December 3, 2012 9:54 AM |

The Supreme Court took no action Monday on any of the 10 petitions before the court regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, California's Proposition 8 or a case challenging an Arizona law halting domestic-partner benefits for same-sex couples who are state employees.

In an order list released at 9:30 a.m., the high court made no announcements regarding the multiple marriage-equality cases that have petitioned for review, meaning all remain before the court. On Nov. 30 the court also made no new announcements on the marriage cases.

The court's nine justices will meet in conference again Dec. 7. As SCOTUSblog reports, the earliest an announcement could come is after Friday morning's conference, or next Monday, Dec. 10.

[Editor's note: The 10 petitions before the Supreme Court also include a challenge to Arizona's domestic-partner benfits law, not solely the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases. This post has been updated to reflect that change.]

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