Friday, June 26, 2015

Gaytterdämmerung: SCOTUS Strikes Down All Bans On Marriage Equality Nationwide In Sweeping 5-4 Ruling

As expected, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision called Obergefell v. Hodges that there is a constitutional right to marry enjoyed by same-sex couples, effectively striking down the remaining bans on marriage equality remaining in the fourteen states by reversing the 6th U.S. Circuit's bizarre ruling upholding bans in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee last November.

Amazingly, the ruling was issued on the third anniversary of United States v. Windsor (June 26, 2013) striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the thirteenth anniversary (June 26, 2003) of the landmark decision in Lawrence v Texas overturning laws criminalizing private homosexual conduct between consulting adults.

1 comment:

carter said...

Living as close to area code 626 as we both do, it gets new meaning now with all three decisions on this date.
And some of my favorite food as well!
Great Day, indeed.


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