The Supreme Court on Tuesday pushed back the date on which it will consider whether to review six cases related to gay marriage.

The high court was scheduled to consider the cases on November 20 but has rescheduled its private conference for November 30.

Cases related to marriage equality petitioned to the court include four challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), one challenge to California's Proposition 8 and one challenge to Arizona's decision to end domestic partnership benefits for state employees.

DOMA forbids federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay couples. Passage of Proposition 8 in 2008 put an end to the weddings of gay couples taking place in California after the state Supreme Court legalized marriage equality.

Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), which is representing the two couples seeking to marry in California, said the ā€œupdated timeline suggests that we will likely find out if our case will be heard by the nation's highest court, or if marriages can resume in California, by Monday, December 3.ā€

The court could also hold the case for future consideration.

(Related: David Boies predicts Supreme Court will overturn gay marriage ban Prop. 8.)