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Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Today, Tuesday April 28, 2015, the issue of same-sex marriage was heard in the Supreme Court. The decision is expected  in June. 


The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in six cases out of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The six cases on review before the Court today included: two Ohio cases, Obergefell v. Hodges, where the ACLU joined with Gerhardstein & Branch, and Henry v. Hodges, where Lambda Legal joined Gerhardstein & Branch; DeBoer v. Snyder, a Michigan case litigated by private counsel and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD); Bourke v. Beshear and Love v. Beshear, two Kentucky cases litigated by private counsel and the ACLU; and Tanco v. Haslam, a Tennessee case litigated by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and private counsel.


The first question before the court was: Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?

To read the transcript of the arguments on this issue click here.

Or listen to the Oral Argument here.

The second question before the court today was: Question Two: 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?

To read the transcript of the arguments on this issue click here.

Or listen to the Oral Argument here.


For a Detailed discussion: "On divided court, Kennedy does not tip his hand on gay marriage case" - LA Times


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