Law and Justice

U.S. Constitutional Issues

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - Supporters of gay marriage wave the rainbow flag after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry at the Supreme Court in Washington June 26, 2015. The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the ruling, gay marriage will become legal in all 50 states.

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Obergefell v. Hodges: Same sex marriage & cultural jousting at the Supreme Court

June 29, 2015, Richard Lempert

On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage was legal in all 50 states. In this post, Richard Lempert looks at the legal shortcomings of the opinions—of both the majority and the dissenters.