Supreme Court will focus on marriage equality in late March

On March 26, the Supreme Court court will review the California ban on gay marriage. The court will accept or reject a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, or issue a narrower ruling affecting only California.

The next day the court will review a New York ruling striking down a centerpiece of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that denies married same-sex couples a variety of federal benefits that heterosexual couples receive.

Decisions in these cases are expected by the end of June.

[via Reuters]