On Tuesday, the National Organization for Marriage filed an emergency appeal with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy over Oregon’s legalization of same-sex marriage. A day later, the Justice asked the parties in the case to file briefs with him in response to NOM’s application for a stay.
The move is the latest by NOM to challenge the ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane that overturned Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban. We’ll hear what Justice Kennedy could decide, and what to expect from the high court regarding same-sex marriage more broadly as challenges crop up around the country.
- Lisa McElroy: Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University School of Law