The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday deferred on whether it will take up any of ten pending same-sex marriage cases, including Hollingsworth v. Perry (California’s Proposition 8 case), for review in its next term.
The Justices will next consider whether to take up any of the cases during their conference on Friday, December 7th.
If the Supreme Court does not decide to review Hollingsworth v. Perry, same-sex marriage will be legalized in California per a Ninth Circuit ruling that overturned the ban by a 2-1 vote earlier this year.
According to NBC Los Angeles, if the Supreme Court denies review on Hollingsworth v. Perry, “San Francisco and Los Angeles County have asked the 9th Circuit to provide 24 hours notice before issuing” the mandate legalizing gay marriage “so county clerks can prepare for an expected influx of requests for marriage licenses.”
If the Supreme Court takes up the case, “it would hear arguments sometime this spring and issue a written ruling by the end of June.”