Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Photos: Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court



Please note: Readers should see a slideshow above.

On Tuesday 28 April 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges and consolidated cases to consider marriage equality. The Court addressed two questions:
  1. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?
  2. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?
It was a momentous day. The Court Plaza was unusually full of demonstrators for and against same-sex marriage; media; unsuspecting tourists. The photographs above, taken by GWorks Editor Fabrizio di Piazza, give a sense of what the day looked like.

The Court published transcripts and audio on the day oral argument occurred. These are best reviewed at Oyez, where readers can listen to the audio and follow along with a transcript.