News analysis: Supreme Court leaves itself some ‘wiggle room’ for gay marriage cases

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it would hear arguments on two key gay marriage cases — California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. But it is not yet certain the court will actually decide the cases. It left itself some significant wiggle room on Friday.

The first case, Windsor v. United States challenges a plank in the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as between a man and a woman for the purposes of federal law.

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