In January 2012, Montana Catholic Conference, on behalf of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Montana and a number of other Christian Churches throughout Montana, filed an Amicus Curiae Brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold the legal definition of marriage as defined by the Constitutional Marriage Amendment. The Amendment is being challenged by six same-sex couples who are seeking the right to all that marriage provides, including benefits that are currently legally reserved for those who are married as defined in the Amendment. On December 17, 2012, in a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of those asking the Court to uphold the legal definition of marriage. However, as Judge McGrath wrote in the Decision, "It is this Court's opinion that Plaintiffs should be given the opportunity, if they choose to take it, to amend their complaint and to refine and specify the general constitutional challenges they have proferred." The text of both the Amicus Curiae Brief and the Court's Decision are available by clicking on the name of the document you wish to read.