Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Likely To Consider Gay Marriage

More cases are reaching the high court


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court wades into a wide array of same-sex marriage cases Friday, and its selections could put an exclamation point on a year of unprecedented progress for the gay-rights movement.

The nine justices must decide which case or cases to consider from among seven on their plate, from the right to marry in California to the receipt of federal marriage benefits from coast to coast.