Supreme Court Gay Marriage Roundup


You may have noticed that all your Facebook friends are now the same person, and that person is a pink equals sign on a red background.

That’s because they support same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court is hearing arguments today and tomorrow regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.

Here are some links to help you stay informed:

SCOTUSblog, whose subject material you can probably surmise from its name, has a couple posts summarizing and analyzing the arguments here and here.

Jeffrey Toobin, the New Yorker‘s primary jurisprudence writer, offers his thoughts here.

Slate‘s William Saletan enumerates the increasingly desperate conservative arguments against gay marriage, while the Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta chronicles the history of the movement that led to this case.

Mother Jones has both a timeline of gay-marriage legislation and a collection of Justice Antonin Scalia’s homophobic remarks.

You can hear audio of the actual arguments and read a transcript here.

And, of course, no roundup would be complete without the Onion‘s take.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →