And that brings us to (drum roll, please) . . .
2. Perry v. Brown (sometimes still called by its original title, Perry v. Schwarzenegger).
When I started this list, I penciled in Perry at #2. It’s now clear that it’s not going to get to SCOTUS this term. I’m still going to talk about it, though, because it’s still coming, and it’s still going to be a blockbuster when it gets here.
Background: Eleven short years ago, the Netherlands became the first jurisdiction in history to give same-sex couples the legal right to marry. Belgium (2003), Spain (2005), Canada (2005), South Africa (2006), Norway (2008), Sweden (2009), Portugal (2010) , Iceland (2010) and Argentina (2010) have since followed suit.