Gay marriage

Updated: 6/14/2020
Gay marriage

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  • "Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The petitioners, 14 same-sex couples and two men whose same-sex partners are deceased, filed suits in Federal District Courts in their home States, claiming that respondent state officials violate the Fourteenth Amendment by denying them the right to marry or to have marriages lawfully performed in another State given full recognition. Each District Court ruled in petitioners’ favor, but the Sixth Circuit consolidated the cases and reversed." -
  • The state of Ohio won't permit me to be listed as my husband's surviving spouse on his death certificate.
  • We were stripped of our lawful marriage because we moved to Tennessee
  • If michigan allowed us to be married we wouldn't have to worry about being able to take care of our special-needs children.
  • "The Fourteenth Amendment 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."-OBERGEFELL ET AL. v. HODGES