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SCOTUS and Same-Sex Marriage: The Upcoming Decision

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In this show, I will talk to Professor Anthony C. Infanti, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law about the two cases the US Supreme Court heard this past Spring regarding same-sex marriage. We will review the cases, and what each is about, and then discuss some of the options for what the Court may do in June when their decision is slated to be announced.

There is mixed information out there that predicts that a decision may end all questions about the legality of same-sex marriage, but in reality, the decision may create more questions than it resolves. What may be answered, and what may be next for same-sex couples, especially those in Pennsylvania? How is each of the two decisions expected different? And are there questions that are of interest to law scholars, but that may mean anything practically to same-sex couples or their opponents?

Lastly, I want to talk to Tony about how activism plays a role (or doesn't when it comes to the Supreme Court, and ask him to weigh in on the relationship of court decisions to legislative and other efforts for same-sex marriage.