In a decision made by the Supreme Court on Friday, 2015 might just lead the way to marriage equality across the nation. The Supreme Court will take up the case in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upheld a ban on same-sex marriage effecting Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee and decide whether if the ban is unconstitutional based on the 4th Amendment.
SCOTUS will hear the case and come to a decision by June.
Since there was a split among the circuit courts, according to the Huffington Post, this caused the Supreme Court justices to decide to hear the case that "appellate courts found similar bans unconstitutional."
The Supreme Court said the case, which is four-consolidated cases, will be put up against two key questions:
Does the 14th Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?
Does the 14th Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?
With Florida recently striking down the state's ban on same sex-marriage, will the Supreme Court's decision lead the way for marriage equality in the remaining 14 states?