Retrieved 10 October Supreme Court held in a 5—4 decision that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages and recognize same-sex marriages granted in other states. Casey Will v. Oregon Buck v. Carhart Whole Woman's Health v. Retrieved May 29, Casey Stenberg v.
Charges were later dropped.
The constitutional argument for same-sex marriage
The Court also told the parties to each of the four cases to address only the questions raised in their particular case. In Obergefellbirth certificates were listed among the "governmental rights, benefits, and responsibilities" that typically accompany marriage. Will He Anger Conservatives Again? Navarette Owen v. Retrieved September 13, In response, Kentucky reformed its marriage license forms and removed the name of the county clerk from the licenses.
Timothy Love and Lawrence Ysunza had been living together as a couple for thirty years when, on February 13,they were refused a marriage license at the Jefferson County Clerk's office. Changes in attitudes led to the repeal of several anti-miscegenation laws after World War II, but 16 states still had such laws in when the court ruled. For some time the U. Introduction Two Supreme Court decisions involving gay rights, one decade apart, have left a lot of people wondering just where the law now stands with respect to the right to engage in homosexual conduct. Cookand Martha Craig Daughtrey heard oral arguments in all four cases. Hardwick Department of Defense Directive Because the correct result is so obvious, one is tempted to speculate that the majority has purposefully taken the contrary position to create the circuit split regarding the legality of same-sex marriage that could prompt a grant of certiorari by the Supreme Court and an end to the uncertainty of status and the interstate chaos that the current discrepancy in state laws threatens.