Obergefell v. Hodges—The Supreme Court & Marriage Equality
|A crowds in front of the Supreme Court on 28 April 2015, the day the Court heard oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges. PHOTO: Fabrizio di Piazza|
Today, in a 5-to-4 decision written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteen Amendment's Equal Protection clause requires individual states to (1) issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in their own state and (2) recognize marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples by other states.
Read the Opinion below and at the Supreme Court's Web site. For more on the case, visit SCOTUSblog's Obergefell v. Hodges case page.