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The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has announced it WILL hear Marriage Equality cases in June - ending a long and drawn out "will they - wont they" on the subject of nationwide acceptance of Marriage Equality.

The nine justices decided to review a 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that upheld bans on same-sex marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The decision by two judges on the Cincinnati-based court, both appointed by President George W. Bush, marked the first time a federal appeals court backed a same-sex marriage ban after other appellate courts had found similar bans unconstitutional. That split among the circuit courts likely drove the justices to pick up the case.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments and probably rule by June.

The court said it would specifically address two questions: Does the 14th Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? And does the 14th Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?

The June date feels very right to us - when the last tyime a major announcement of law came at that time of year was just in time for New York City's PRIDE...  yes, it would be rather cruel to not give equality for lgbtqi people in PRIDE month!

ITs going to be a huge celebration if Equality wins, thats for sure.