The chart here via the New York Times lays out the options before the Supreme Court as it hears oral arguments this week. It goes without saying that the options I am hoping for are:
1. All laws prohibiting same-sex ma.rriage around the nation fall; and
2. Married same-sex couples in the nine states that allow such unions, along with the District of Columbia, become subject to more than 1,000 federal laws and programs and start to receive federal benefits.