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:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- Most of Missouri
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.