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Obergefell v. Hodges

Last Updated: 7/23/2021



Same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in federal court that seeks to have Ohio’s constitutional amendment affirming marriage as the union of one man and one woman declared unconstitutional under the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court has consolidated the case with three other cases within the 6th Circuit: DeBoer v. Snyder, Tanco v. Haslam, and Bourke v. Beshear.

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Additional Resources


Kellie Fiedorek: The Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling is a huge blow to democracy (Washington Post, 2015-06-29)

James Gottry: Marriage no longer matters...and that’s why it matters (The Hill, 2015-06-29)

Alison Howard: Millennials have the opportunity to help restore marriage (Daily Caller, 2015-06-29)

Erik Stanley: What your church needs to know—and do—about the court’s marriage ruling (Gospel Coalition, 2015-06-27)

Doug Wardlow: Supreme Court disavows truth about marriage, pits faith against law (Fox News, 2015-06-26)

Ken Connelly: Why Supreme Court got it wrong (CNN, 2015-06-26)

Austin Nimocks: Supreme Court’s marriage decision disrespects Americans’ freedom to affirm time-tested truths (Washington Examiner, 2015-06-26)

Caleb Dalton: SCOTUS decision may leave children asking: ‘So this is what daddies do?’ (CNS News, 2015-06-26)

Jim Campbell: With 5-4 gay marriage decision, battle far from over (USA Today, 2015-06-26) Audio and transcript: U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges - Question 1 (2015-04-28)

Audio and transcript: U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges - Question 2 (2015-04-28)

SCOTUSblog docket page: Obergefell v. Hodges

Video: Marriage & Society: The Big Picture (7:47)

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