If possible, for such a passionate topic, can we set aside our views on gay marriage and instead focus on how we think the Supreme Court will rule in the next week or so. Here are some possible outcomes summarized from an AP article. California's Proposition 8: Uphold -- no constitutional issue with limiting marriage to a man and woman. Strike down (broadest scope) -- invalidates restrictions on gay marriage nationwide. Strike down (moderate scope) -- applies to CA and 6 other states that allow civil unions that are nearly identical in rights to marriage, but do not allow marriage. Would strike down the separate but equal approach of civil unions, but not address whether states could entirely ban any sort of gay rights. Strike down (narrowest scope) -- would apply to CA only -- the State could not take away the right granted by the CA Supreme Court No ruling -- the Court could find that the proponents did not have standing to bring the case. DOMA Uphold -- federal restrictions stay in place with no impact to state laws. Strike down -- married homosexual couples would be entitled to the same federal benefits as married heterosexual couples. No ruling -- lack of standing, or no authority to hear the case.