The Sixth Circuit is in the national media spotlight this afternoon. The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to review the Sixth Circuit’s landmark (but divided) ruling from November 6 that upheld same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. See Opinion (6th Cir. Case Nos. 14-1341; 3057; 3464; 5291; 5297; 5818). The stage is now set for a potentially historic ruling that once and for all may resolve the debate over same-sex marriage in the United States.

Oral arguments in this case likely will be in April, and the High Court already has extended the time that it usually allots for oral argument from one hour to two-and-a-half hours. Expect a decision by the Court sometime in late June.