Supreme Court could adopt "8-state solution" for marriage

03/5/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The public's rapidly growing acceptance of marriage equality could influence the Supreme Court’s decisions in two pending cases, according to this analysis. Some say the court could overturn California’s Proposition 8 in a way that also would strike down marriage bans in seven other states. Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon and Rhode Island offer same-sex couples most of the rights afforded married couples, but don't allow them to legally marry, a status the court could find unconstitutional.

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