The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America in the landmark 2015 case Obergefell v. Hodges. The ruling ended up being a culmination of decades of battles, setbacks and victories over the road to marriage that is full in the us.
Early Years: Same-Sex Marriage Bans
In 1970, just one single 12 months following the historic Stonewall Riots that galvanized the rights that are gay, law pupil Richard Baker and librarian James McConnell sent applications for a wedding license in Minnesota.
Baker and McConnell appealed, however the continuing state Supreme Court affirmed the test judge’s choice in 1971. Continue reading “Clerk Gerald Nelson rejected their application simply because they had been a couple that is same-sex and an endeavor court upheld their decision”