Today is an important day in the debate about the definition of marriage. The U.S. Supreme Court will meet in private to discuss whether they will review an appeal of a case from the 6th
Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The 6th
Circuit, which is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, was the first federal appeals court to uphold state same-sex marriage bans.
Also today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in New Orleans, will hear arguments in similar cases. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hears cases originating in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
There are presently 36 states that have re-defined marriage, either legislatively or through judicial decision, to include the union of two men or two women.