Dr. Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses the findings of PRRI’s new survey on same-sex marriage and LGBT-related issues.
Later this month, the Supreme Court will take up two important cases related to same-sex marriage. One, Hollingsworth v. Perry, will deal with the constitutionality of the state of California’s ban on gay marriage. The other, United States v. Windsor, tackles the constitutionality of the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The oral arguments in both cases will highlight the increasingly politically important issue of same-sex marriage, on which Americans are divided overall. As this week’s graphic shows, there are religious groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.