The Supreme Court’s Big Summer
August 19, 2013
The Supreme Court had a very busy summer. Here are some of the most important (and controversial) cases they decided:
DOMA and Prop 8
In two rulings determined the same day, the Supreme Court ruled parts of the Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal recognition of same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. They also upheld a lower court’s decision to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which outlawed gay marriage in the state.