• Supreme Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans
  • July 1, 2015 | Author: E. Travis Ramey
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Birmingham Office
  • In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex and to recognize same sex marriages that were validly licensed in other states. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, written by Justice Kennedy, overturned a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which had upheld the constitutionality of same-sex-marriage bans in four states. Four Justices dissented.