The first line of the U. Hodges, on the legality of same-sex marriage in the United States, is as breathtaking as it is legalistic. The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State. There it is, the ruling that gay-marriage advocates and opponents have been waiting for since April when the Court took up the case—but really, for years long before that. There is now a constitutional right for people of the same sex to get married in the United States. Virginia , which outlawed bans on interracial marriage.
Gay Marriage Is Now a Constitutional Right in the United States of America
Constitution Daily Blog - National Constitution Center
Rachel Treisman. Supporters celebrate the district court's ruling on Japan's same-sex marriage ban with a flag reading "unconstitutional decision" in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture, on Wednesday. A Japanese court ruled on Wednesday that the government's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a landmark decision that supporters hope will pave the way for marriage equality in the only G-7 nation to not fully recognize same-sex partnerships. Article 24 of Japan's constitution defines marriage as based on the "mutual consent of both sexes," which is currently interpreted to mean it is legal only between a man and a woman. But as The Associated Press reports, the Sapporo District Court found that banning same-sex marriages violates Article 14 of the Japanese constitution, which prohibits discrimination due to "race, creed, sex, social status or family origin.
U.S. state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions
Hodges is a significant setback for all Americans who believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, democratic self-government, and marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Nothing in the Constitution justified the redefinition of marriage by judges. The Court simply imposed its judgment about a policy matter that the Constitution left to the American people and their elected representatives.
Misinformation isn't going away just because it's a new year. Support trusted, factual information with a tax deductible contribution to PolitiFact. A spokeswoman said the guide was compiled from a survey Rubio filled out in