Nan D. Hunter is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Policy.
Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.
If so, there will be a definitive ruling on the constitutionality of the federal law barring recognition of same-sex marriages that are valid under state law.
Amicus briefs from business leaders and prominent Republicans make the conservative case for marriage equality nationwide. Will the Court listen?