This article was published on June 26th, 2015
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the Obergefell vs. Hodges case, a landmark decision in American equality rights history. The ruling decided whether states may discriminate against same sex couples and their children by denying such couples the right to marry and refusing to recognize valid same sex marriages conducted in other states.
It’s a monumental step forward in the United States journey towards making marriage equality law in every American state. Today’s ruling will made a tremendous difference in personal and economic well being of same-sex families, and ensuring equal justice for all.
In the United States, same-sex couples have been denied a number of core rights and protections, which are automatically granted to heterosexual and married couples.