In the landmark decision, the majority of justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. Each filed their own dissenting opinion. The decision upholds the Fourteenth Amendment that requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out of state, according to the court document. The Constitution grants them that right," the majority wrote.
Where Same-Sex Marriage Stands in the 50 States
State Same-Sex Marriage State Laws Map
Historically, Georgia was one of the 14 U. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. According to the ruling, all fifty states of the United States of America must adhere to the new law, and allow same-sex partners to legally officiate their union and, therefore, become a family in the eyes of God and the law. Same-sex marriages have been in the public eye and agenda of discussions for about two decades, but little has been made to legalize the union until the first years of the s. As shocking as it may sound, the number is similar to what it was encountered country-wide, especially in historically more conservative areas like the South and the Midwest. Although the amendment was challenged in court in , it remained effective until the decision of the Supreme Court in
Same-sex marriage in Washington (state)
T he Supreme Court ruled Friday that all 50 states must make marriage available to same-sex couples in its historical decision today. While 37 states had already fully legalized same-sex marriage, the Obergefell v. Hodges decision means the remaining 13 states will have to hand out marriage licenses to LGBT couples. To see which states did and did not allow same-sex marriage, take a look at the previous state of marriage laws across the country before Friday morning.
Bill Chappell. Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D. S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage.