U.S. Supreme Court may weigh in on Prop 8 during new term

September 30, 2012 3:18:54 PM PDT
The U.S. Supreme Court will begin its new term Monday and the justices may weigh in on California's Proposition 8 at some point.

Justice Clarence Thomas and five of his colleagues attended Sunday's "Red Mass" at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington DC. The Catholic Church hosts the annual mass to pray for the judges.

Key cases include:

- The court will hear arguments on October 10 that could further limit or even end affirmative action in college admissions.

- An appeal to sustain prop eight could be heard in November.

- California voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage four years ago.