WASHINGTON (WUSA9)-- After Tuesday's first round of oral arguments in the debate for Gay Marriage Rights some legal experts say the Supreme Court Justices may end up kicking the issue back to the states, and not make a decision.
Justice gave contrary responses to lawyers who argued for and against Proposition 8.
Georgetown Law Professor Paul Rothstein, says the justices didn't show any leaning in one direction or the other. That, he tells WUSA9 leads him to believe the Justice may not make a decision.
"I did get that that the justices felt this was a hot potato and maybe they should have considered not taking the case at all," Rothstein said.
According to Rothstein the decision to take the case in the first place may be due to public pressure throughout the country.
He added, "A frequent reason for taking a case is that there is a lot of uncertainty in the country."
Justice will hear oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA on Wednesday. If they do make a decision it will come sometime in June.