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U.S. Supreme Court and Proposition 8: End of the Road or Next Chapter?

By Scott Shafer, KQED News Fix

The next and final chapter in the legal saga of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, is set to begin Friday morning at the U.S. Supreme Court. And unlike the previous legal skirmishes in which this measure has been mired for four years, this one will take place behind closed doors.

The nine justices will discuss which cases to accept for review -- or “grant certiorari” -- at a conference meeting in Washington, D.C. In addition to this case, now officially known as Dennis Hollingsworth, et al., Petitioners v. Kristin M. Perry, et al., the justices will consider several cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, including one from California.

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix.