The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has announced the 3 judge panel which will review cases challenging gay marriages bans in Nevada, Idaho and Hawaii.

The San Francisco-based court will hear the cases on Monday.

The panel consists of Judges Stephen Reinhardt, Ronald M. Gould and Marsha S. Berzon. The court assigns judges to cases randomly.

The panel bodes well for plaintiffs and marriage equality supporters.

“All judges on 9th Circ panel for ID HI & NV marriage cases have supported heightened scrutiny for sexual orientation discrimination,” tweeted Dr. Gregory Herek, a social science researcher at the University of California, Davis and an authority on homophobia.

Equality Case Files explained in a series of tweets that Reinhardt wrote the majority in the case that toppled California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, and he was joined by Berzon in a case that held sexual orientation must withstand heightened scrutiny (SmithKline).

Writing for the 3-member panel, Judge Reinhardt said: “Windsor requires that when state action discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, we must examine its actual purposes and carefully consider the resulting inequality to ensure that our most fundamental institutions neither send nor reinforce messages of stigma or second-class status. In short, Windsor requires heightened scrutiny.”

In Witt v. Air Force, Gould wrote the majority opinion which upheld an order allowing U.S. Air Force Major Margaret Witt, a flight nurse, to become the first openly gay person to return to the military after being discharged for violating “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”