The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two same-sex marriage cases this spring. Those are California's ban on gay marriage Prop 8, and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA. Our nation's highest court will first hear arguments on California's Prop 8 on March 26th and on the following day, DOMA. Equality California leaders hope the Supreme Court upholds the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding Prop 8 unconstitutional, but they are also preparing to find ways to overturn Prop 8 should the ban on same sex marriage be upheld. The new executive director of Equality California, John O'Connor, is hopeful the Supreme Court will rule in favor of same sex marriage. "Public support has shifted in favor of marriage equality unquestionably and there was a huge opportunity for us to be out in the field, talking to people in communities all across this state about marriage equality," said O'Connor.
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