Several gay marriage cases have been brought before the Supreme Court, and decisions are expected by summer, according to the Pioneer Press.
One of the two cases comes from California, will likely establish or reject a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in the state, or nationally, according to the Star Tribune. The other case, from New York, will challenge the federal law preventing same-sex couples from receiving the same benefits of heterosexual couples, even in states that recognize the marriage, according to the Pioneer Press.
While the trend seems to be an increase in support for legalizing same-sex marriage, many supporters are nervous about the issue being in front of the Supreme Court. Nine states now allow same-sex marriage, but 41 still do not, and 30 of those have a ban written into the state constitutions, according to the Huffington Post.
"Mindful of history, I can't help but be concerned," said Mary Bonauto, director of the Civil Rights Project at Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, according to the Huffington Post.