WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has added the challenge to Louisiana’s same-sex marriage ban to the agenda for the justices’ closed-door conference on Jan. 9.
The action Wednesday does not mean the court will decide that day to hear a gay-marriage case. But the January meeting will be the first time the justices will have had the issue before them since they opted in October against taking up same-sex marriage.
The Louisiana case is unusual in that it has yet to be heard by a federal appeals court. But same-sex couples challenging an appellate ruling upholding bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio