Supreme Court to decide landmark gay marriage case
May 14, 2015
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The United States Supreme Court is currently hearing a landmark case regarding state bans on gay marriages. While their decision isn’t expected until June, the outcome could expand gay rights.
Gay marriages are legal in Montana, but thirteen states currently ban them. The case will determine if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry or if states currently banning the practice can continue to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. It will also determine whether states that ban gay marriage must recognize valid same-sex marriages performed in other states.
It is considered a landmark case because it will have a lasting effect on the application of law.