FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Friday, January 16, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
United States Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the same-sex marriage cases. “I am pleased that the Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue. There needs to be a national resolution. The question before the Court goes to the heart of the States and their citizens’ traditional role in defining marriage.”
In September of 2014, South Dakota joined with 19 other bi-partisan States requesting that the United States Supreme Court determine whether the U.S. Constitution requires States to adopt and recognize same-sex marriages.
It is anticipated that the Court will hear arguments in April with a final ruling being entered next summer, probably late June.