62
      Monday
      85 / 61
      Tuesday
      87 / 63
      Wednesday
      84 / 63

      Poll: Same Sex Marriage Decision

      Poll: Same Sex Marriage Decision

      The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.

      The justices said Monday they will review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban, though on narrow grounds. The San Francisco-based appeals court said the state could not take away the same-sex marriage right that had been granted by California's Supreme Court.

      The court also will decide whether Congress can deprive legally married gay couples of federal benefits otherwise available to married people. A provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act limits a range of health and pension benefits, as well as favorable tax treatment, to heterosexual couples.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Should the decision to allow same sex marriage be left up to voters or the Supreme Court? Tell us why.