Literally! The Supreme Court will be hearing a case dealing with whether legally married gay couples are entitled to the same federal benefits as legally married straight couples according to the 5th Amendment. The Defense of Marriage Act says no, the gay community and most people possessed of common sense and a basic capacity for empathy say yes. The only answer that matters, in the coming months (the decision should be heard by June, according to WaPo), is that of the Court’s.
So what do you need to know, considering the foggy language employed by the Court?
While you await the decision anxiously, why not read up on the working of SCOTUS if you’re not already familiar with the branch? (It’s my favorite branch, you know.)