Hodges making same-sex marriage the law of the land, most states still have outdated laws on their books like the ones Virginia just repealed. Indiana is one of those states, though an attempt to remove its gay marriage ban was unsuccessful last month in the Republican-controlled state Legislature. In fact, GOP opposition to its removal derailed legislation seeking to raise the legal age to marry in the state from 15 to Only a male may marry a female.
US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide
Same-sex marriage in the United States - Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Neither this Constitution, nor the Constitution of any State, nor State or Federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups. The first sentence says that every state must deny same sex couples the right to marry. The second sentence goes further; it would override any existing local and state level protections and benefits for gay and lesbian couples, or any other unmarried couple, including hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, pension benefits, and health insurance among others. Rather than allow states to decide upon their own definitions of marriage or similar social compacts, the Federal Marriage Amendment would impose a single, discriminatory definition of marriage that all states would be required to follow - regardless of existing state laws. What is the difference between civil unions and marriage? If they are different in name only, why do gays and lesbians need to be ""married""?
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.
Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional. In what may prove the most important civil rights case in a generation, five of the nine court justices determined that the right to marriage equality was enshrined under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. The ruling , in which Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the deciding vote , means the number of states where gay marriage is legal will rise — albeit after some stalling — from 37 to