Possible effects of the US Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage

June 26. 2013

Same-Sex Marriage Before the Supreme Court
Today, as the US Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 term ends, rulings on two cases relating to same-sex marriage are expected to be announced.  Larry Buchanan designed these interactive maps for The New Yorker to show the possible outcomes of the various combinations of rulings the Court might make.  Click on the various “if” statements with each map and read what each possibility would mean. The result is described on the right of each combination.

Related:  If you want to follow the decision live, as it unfolds, go to the SCOTUS blog, beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.  The decisions are announced at 10 a.m.  (The Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS] Blog, described here, provides helpful information in clear, simple language on how the Court works.)

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni is an independent scholar, writer, and editor. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992).

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