After historic victories in the 2012 elections in which marriage equality won and discrimination lost in 4 states and the first openly gay candidate was elected to the US Senate, the US Supreme Court now poised to weigh in on the issue. The Marriage News Watch video below looks at the history of marriage-related rulings by SCOTUS.
They could decide as early as next week whether or not to take up cases challenging DOMA and challenging marriage discrimination. If they opt not to, then marriage equality could resume in California in short order. That, combined with the recent election results, could move a significant percentage of the country's population into areas with marriage equality.
From what I've read, I expect we'll hear some news about which cases the Supreme Court is taking up by Monday, and the results of those cases could be decided as early as June of 2013. There are a lot of moving pieces and uncertainty around these decisions, but there exists the possibility that amendment 1 could pass away shortly after it's first birthday.
With the US Supreme Court potentially undoing all the wasted effort and money passing amendment 1, it makes you wonder, whatever happened to all those limited government, freedom loving, pro-job conservatives that we heard about so much on the campaign trail? Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that the LGBT community is more organized in NC than ever, but all this goes to show that amendment 1 was an anti-liberty waste of public money that could soon be thrown out.