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Landmark SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Posted by Mathew Flatow on Jun 26, 2015 11:47:00 AM

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges today, settling the score and guaranteeing the equal protection of law to same-sex marriage. The Court held by a vote of 5-4 that the 14th Amendment requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex. The decision means that the Constitution requires the equal treatment of all marriages. The decision also held that states may no longer reserve the right to be married only for heterosexual couples.

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Topics: Family Law, same-sex marriage, marriage, Blog