Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument In Same-Sex Marriage Cases For April 28th

The Supreme Court has set oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases for April 28th:

The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 and make audio of the proceedings available later that day.

The gay marriage cases mark the only time this term that the court has agreed to the quick release of audio recordings. But the court is continuing its ban on providing video of its sessions or even live-streamed audio.

The arguments on gay marriage have been allotted two-and-a-half hours on the final Tuesday in April. Audio and the transcript of the proceedings should be available on the court’s website by 2 p.m. EDT, the court said Thursday in a statement.

The first round of pleadings have already been filed in these cases, and the remainder will be filed over the coming weeks. You can access those pleadings at SCOTUSBlog.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. C. Clavin says:

    Oral…Same Sex…I see what you did there….

  2. michael reynolds says:

    @C. Clavin:

    Yep. Snared me, too.

  3. Franklin says:

    Me three.

  4. Bevis says:

    Hehe… he.. hehehe…


  5. michael reynolds says:

    Are you the Great Cornholio?

  6. Bevis says:

    @michael reynolds:

    Are you the Great Cornholio?

    Are you threatening me!?

    I am Cornholio! You will name your baby Bungholio! Is he an albino? Holio Bungholio… will be albino… and a gringo….

    Will there be T.P.? For my bunghole?

    Have you seen my Bunghole? My people; we are without Bungholes…

    Do you have T.P. for my bunghole? I would hate for my holio to get polio.

    I am the Great Cornholio! Would you like to see my portfolio? I have a portfolio in my bunghole, with my óleo!

    Habla, blah blah blah blah blah, Español for my bunghole…

    You do not want to face the wrath of my bunghole!! The streets will flow with the blood of the non-believers…


    Simpler times, when cartoon characters were idiots (and not in change of both houses of congress)

  7. Andre Kenji says:

    @C. Clavin: I thought that I was the only 13 years old that thought about that.

  8. HarvardLaw92 says:

    Interesting development – the DoJ today filed an amicus brief on behalf of the United States in this matter. It argues for suspect class status for homosexuals.

  9. @HarvardLaw92:

    Yes I saw that.

    I don’t think SCOTUS will necessarily go that far, since it isn’t really necessary to decide the case, but it’s an argument that Federal Courts will have to deal with in the future.

  10. grumpy realist says:

    @Doug Mataconis: It soitanly would make it easier for a whole bunch of law students if they could decide what level of scrutiny to use. As it is now, we’ve got “rational basis”, “strict scrutiny”, and “this whole other level sorta between the other two that we don’t know what to call and keep making up new definitions for.”