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Obergefell v. Hodges

Docket No.: 14-556
Certiorari Granted: 1/16/2015
Argued: April 28, 2015
Decided: June 26, 2015
Consolidated with: Docket No. 14-562, 14-571, 14-574

Topics:

Abortion, Bill of Rights, Constitutional Law, Due Process, EPA, Equal Protection Clause, Federalism, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise, Free Exercise of Religion, Full Faith and Credit, habeas, habeas corpus, immigration, maximum hours, privacy, property rights

PartyNames: James Obergefell, et al. v. Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.
Petitioner: James Obergefell, et al.
Respondent: Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: 772 F.3d 388
Supreme Court Docket

James Obergefell, et al.
v.
Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.
Consideration Limited:

LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1) DOES THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT REQUIRE A STATE TO LICENSE A MARRIAGE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX? 2) DOES THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT REQUIRE A STATE TO RECOGNIZE A MARRIAGE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX WHEN THEIR MARRIAGE WAS LAWFULLY LICENSED AND PERFORMED OUT-OF-STATE? A TOTAL OF NINETY MINUTES IS ALLOTTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON QUESTION 1. A TOTAL OF ONE HOUR IS ALLOTTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON QUESTION 2. THE PARTIES ARE LIMITED TO FILING BRIEFS ON THE MERITS AND PRESENTING ORAL ARGUMENT ON THE QUESTIONS PRESENTED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PETITIONS.

Question Presented:

1. Whether Ohio's constitutional and statutory bans on recognition of marriages of same-sex couples validly entered in other jurisdictions violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 2. Whether Ohio's refusal to recognize a judgment of adoption of an Ohio-born child issued to a same-sex couple by the courts of a sister state violates the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Obergefell v. Hodges
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 28, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in Obergefell v. Hodges
Holding: REVERSED AND REMANDED
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Judgment Reversed. Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
Dissenting: Roberts,Scalia,Thomas,Alito
Opinion By:
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