During an appearance Wednesday in
Colorado, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he knew when the
court will consider a case challenging state bans on gay marriage.
The high court has added five cases
challenging such bans to its agenda but at its first meeting this
week to plan for the new term the justices neither accepted nor
rejected any of those cases.
Court justices take no action on gay marriage cases.)
After giving a speech at the University
of Colorado, Scalia fielded a question from a high school student who
wanted to know when the court would take up the issue.
“I know when,” the
AP quoted him as saying, “but I'm not going to tell you.”
After the audience's laughter subsided,
Scalia added, “Soon! Soon!”