SCOTUS Takes It Slow On Gay Marriage

Oral arguments can be misleading, but the Supreme Court seemed to be treading carefully in the first day of discussions on marriage equality. Justice Anthony Kennedy--likely the deciding vote--wondered whether the court should have even heard the challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Kennedy also warned that it could be too soon to know what the social effects of same-sex marriage might be, saying that “we have five years of information to pose against 2,000 years of history." However, Kennedy also said that the children of same-sex couples "want their parents to have full recognition and full status."