same-sex marriage

New US Supreme Court Terms Begins Today-Key Cases to Watch

Today, the US Supreme Court begins a new term. This will be the first full term with Justice Neil Gorsuch, and his opinions will be closely watched. Here are several key cases with long ranging implications the Justices will be taking on. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111 This is the so-called …

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Ohio judges can’t refuse to perform same-sex marriages, Board advises

The Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio has issued an advisory opinion finding that Ohio judges may not ethically refuse to perform same-sex marriages. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that eliminated same-sex marriage bans nationwide the Board analyzed: (1) whether a judge can refuse to …

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Obergefell: Understanding the same-sex marriage decision and what’s happening now

In light of Friday’s Supreme Court 5-4 decision ruling that there is a fundamental right to same-sex marriage, here are a few resources to help explain the decision and its impact on the states: The full-text decision is available, here. SCOTUS Blog offers analysis of the decision and an interpretation “In Plain English,” as well …

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Divided SCOTUS analyzes marriage liberty interests in consular processing case before deciding Obergefell

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion yesterday in a case we discussed in February, dealing with the rights of  U.S. spouses petitioning for their non-citizen spouses to join them in the U.S. To recap, the case involved Fauzia Din, a U.S. citizen who attempted to bring her spouse, a citizen of Afghanistan, to the U.S. in …

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With same-sex marriage arguments scheduled for tomorrow speculation about outcome abounds

With historic arguments scheduled over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow, news publications across the country are speculating what the end result will be and precisely how it will come about. A New York Times article discusses the legal issues at play and the many ways the Court may reach its …

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Arguments in same-sex marriage cases scheduled for April 28

The U.S. Supreme Court announced yesterday that it has scheduled oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases out of the 6th Circuit for April 28, 2015. Obergerfell v. Hodges out of Ohio and three other cases from states in the 6th Circuit are set to be heard during 150 minutes of arguments that day.  As we discussed back in …

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Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases

At a conference on Friday, the Supreme Court decided to grant certiorari to four cases from the Sixth Circuit regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in the states under that court’s jurisdiction, SCOTUS Blog reports. In the order, the justices stated the two specific issues they want addressed during oral arguments, which will likely …

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