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Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

The issue of Same-Sex Marriage was heard by the Supreme Court today, Tuesday April 28, 2015. A decision on the issue is expected in June 2015.


The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in the 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 Two questions before the Supreme Court were:

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

Click here to read the transcript of Oral Argument:

Or click here to listen to the Oral Argument.


The second question was: 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?

Click here to read the transcript of the Oral Argument.

Or click here to listed to the Oral Argument.


For a good summary article of the days proceedings: "On divided court, Kennedy does not tip his hand on gay marriage case" - LA Times


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