addison-ryan710 Thanks for Watching
addison-ryan710 I agree with this ruling because even though it doesn't say anything in the 14th amendment about same-sex marrage it still belongs under equal-rights
addison-ryan710 Richard Hodges was the Respondent
addison-ryan710 James Obergefell was the Appellant
addison-ryan710 The 14th amendment requires recongition of same-sex couples and marrige lecensing, of same-sex couples.
Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the Majority Decision
addison-ryan710 Same-sex couples sued the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennesse and Michigian, because the belived their ban on same-sex marrige was uncostitutional.
addison-ryan710 Protesters gathered outside
addison-ryan710 the SCOTUS during the hearings
addison-ryan710 The appellants claimed the states violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment, while a different group of appellants used the Civil Rights act.
addison-ryan710 The sixth circuit said the states ban didn’t violate the couples’ 14th amendment rights. So Obergefell appiled to the SCOTUS
addison-ryan710 Obergefell v. Hodges was about gay marrige
addison-ryan710 Obergefell won 5-4 on June 26th 2015