The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision this morning and two extremely important rulings yesterday that are relevant to Legal Aid’s clients and client community.
In the first, Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court held that states must recognize lawful same-sex marriages performed in other states. The 5-4 decision overturned an earlier Sixth Circuit decision holding that states that did not allow same sex marriages were not required to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in states where such marriages are lawful. Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. Read more →