Obergefell v Hodges, Director General of Department of Health 576 US (2015)

ON 26 JUNE 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States delivered Obergefell v Hodges, Director General of Department of Health 576 US (2015).

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf

The petitioners successfully challenged the marriage laws in the US States of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee which, like Australia, defined marriage as being between the union of one man and one woman. The US Supreme Court held that Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution required the States to licence the marriage of persons of the same sex whose marriage was lawfully licensed and performed in other States.

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