U.S. Supreme Court Comes to a Historic Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Laws

Posted By Law Office of Zach Horsley, LLC || 28-Jul-2015

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court came to a close vote of 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, requiring all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. Not only that, but all states are now mandated by law to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite what the state’s previous view on the issue has been.

This directly affects 14 states where a ban on same-sex marriage was previously in place. The following states are on this list:

  1. Texas
  2. Tennessee
  3. Alabama
  4. Arkansas
  5. Michigan
  6. North Dakota
  7. South Dakota
  8. Most of Missouri
  9. Louisiana
  10. Mississippi
  11. Ohio
  12. Nebraska
  13. Kansas
  14. Georgia

Same-sex couples were seen throughout the country, receiving long-awaited marriage licenses from county clerks where they previously were unable to obtain a civil union. The law now states that it is the legal given right of any individual to have the liberty to get married, regardless of their situation.

If you have any questions regarding this change in the law, you can read more about the case on this article from CNN.

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