Today is the first chance for the Supreme Court to grant review of 5 marriage cases

Today, January 9, the United States Supreme Court will hold its first conference of 2015, which will be the first chance the Court has to grant or deny review of the five marriage cases currently before it. The cases are from five states -- Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.

The cases - Michigan's DeBoer v. Snyder, Kentucky's Bourke v. Beshear and Love v. Beshear, Ohio's Obergefell v. Wymyslo and Henry v. Hodges, and Tennessee's Tanco v. Haslam were distributed by the Supreme Court on December 23. On that day, they joined the Louisiana marriage case, Robicheaux v. George, which was distributed on December 17. You can read about each of these petitions and the cases at our Supreme Court hub.

After the January 9 conference, the Court will announce if it will grant review in one or more of the cases, meaning it has agreed to hear oral arguments and likely offer judgment. If the Court makes no mention of the marriage cases after the conference, the cases will likely be relisted for consideration at a future conference. The subsequent conferences this winter will be held on January 16 and January 23.

We'll be updating you along the way and keeping you posted with the latest information about how we'll help push toward a national victory for the freedom to marry as soon as possible. 

It is more important than ever that the nation's highest court take up a marriage case and end marriage discrimination - every day that same-sex couples are denied, real American families are hurt, and the only way to end this unfair treatment is for the Supreme Court to act.