The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear two cases regarding same-sex marriage, the New York Times reported.
However the rulings that come out of the hearings will only apply to the states of California and New York, the New York Times reported.
Given the results of last month's election, the country's attitude toward same-sex marriage seems to have changed, the New York Times reported. The majority of Americans reportedly approve same-sex unions.
The issue is important, and the results could impact a generation, the Los Angeles Times via the Associated Press reported.
California lawmakers have reportedly denied themselves an opportunity to defend Proposition 8, the California law that banned same-sex marriage in that state, the Los Angeles TImes via the Associated Press reported.
The current Supreme Court has conservative leanings, yet with the sweeping change that took place in the election, both sides of the issue agree that it is tough to predict where the court will land, the Los Angeles Times via the Associated Press reported.