April 28, 2015 Both Side Watch and Wait
The oral argument is known by both sides and it is up to the Supreme Court Judges to decide and implement their decision in every state. It is not logical to have marriage equality in some states and not in others.
What Will Be Discussed?
Oral argument before the Supreme Court will take only a few hours on Tuesday morning, and hinge on an important question: whether marriage equality for gays and lesbians is a new right, or whether it’s an aspect of the existing right to marry. The couples argue that the Supreme Court has already recognized marriage as a fundamental freedom, and states cannot impose arbitrary restrictions on that freedom. The four states (Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio) before the court argue that federal law has only recognized marriage as fundamental for straight couples — a claim that echoes the racist arguments against overturning interracial marriage laws in the 1960s.
The justices will hear the case just a few days after a new survey shows public support for marriage equality rising to new heights. A new Washington Post/ABC survey puts support at 61 percent to 35 percent opposed. That’s close to a complete reversal from just a decade ago.