The Constitution grants them that right. This provides powerful confirmation from the law itself that gays and lesbians can create loving, supportive families. Equal Protection Clause.
Kentucky clerk in court over marriage license refusal. Clerk defies judge, denies men marriage license. The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, June It waited for scores of lower courts to strike down bans on same-sex marriages before addressing the issue, and Justice Kennedy took the unusual step of listing those decisions in an appendix to his opinion.
Celebrations at the Supreme Court after marriage ruling
Smiththe Supreme Court reaffirmed Obergefell and ruled that states may not treat married same-sex couples differently from married opposite-sex couples in issuing birth certificates. Baird, U. Tex, Beshear filed their petition for a writ of certiorari with the Court on November Adoption agency Adoption S.
Hodges for Same-Sex Couples". They, too, were expecting a son.
Navarette Owen v. Virginia Epperson v. New York, U. DeBoer v. Before Friday's ruling, gay marriage had already been made legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia — by either legislative or voter action or by federal courts that overturned state' bans.
Especially against a long history of disapproval of their relationships, this denial to same-sex couples of the right to marry works a grave and continuing harm.