On gay marriage, Supreme Court could rule narrowly — or issue sweeping decision – U.S. News

On gay marriage, Supreme Court could rule narrowly — or issue sweeping decision – U.S. News

via On gay marriage, Supreme Court could rule narrowly — or issue sweeping decision – U.S. News.

WASHINGTON — The marriage cases the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear will test an axiom about the court, one that says it prefers to move in small increments rather than big leaps.

By next June, the justices could rule narrowly on the constitutionality of allowing same-sex couples to get married. Or they could announce a sweeping ruling that would apply nationwide and remain the law of the land for years to come.

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