SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will consider whether California’s ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional and whether Congress may withhold federal benefits from legally married same-sex couples by defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

The court will hear arguments in the spring about about one of the country’s most politically divisive social issues, with a decision by June.

Read more on the announcement here
GRAPHIC: A state-by-state look at same-sex marriage in the U.S. 
The Fix: How the political fight on gay marriage is over — in 2 charts