The debate on same-sex marriage in the United States has been going on for years. And though it is legal in some states and cities already, and was a hot button issue during presidential race last fall, the Supreme Court has yet to weigh in. But that’s about to change.
In two cases before the court, the justices will consider California’s Proposition 8 which says marriage can be between and man and a woman only and a 1996 law called DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) which says the same thing. Supporters of the law say they protect traditional views of marriage.
Others feel that the laws violate the Constitution because they discriminate against couples that are gay and that civil rights are at the heart of the issue.
And while in the past, a majority of Americans have been against same-sex marriage, new research shows that 49% of Americans support gay marriage and just 44% are opposed. But we want to know where you stand. Vote in the poll and tell us what you think, and if you leave a comment, be sure to include your first name, age and state if you’d like it to be used on the show.