Since the first marriage lawsuit for same-sex couples in , the ACLU has been at the forefront of both legal and public education efforts to secure relationship protections for same-sex couples and win legal recognition for LGBT relationships. The Supreme Court's decision in June in the ACLU's case Obergefell v. Hodges ensured that same-sex couples in all 50 states have the right to.
After decades of hard work and tireless commitment from supporters and advocates, same-sex couples across America now have the freedom to marry. The Freedom to Marry | American Civil Liberties Union Jump to navigation Skip navigation.
Nov 07, · Walker – a case brought by the ACLU in February which culminated in the Court of Appeals’ ruling that Wisconsin’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples violates the U.S. Constitution. As a result, same-sex couples are now able to marry in Wisconsin, the State must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who were lawfully married in.
In Obergefell v. Hodges, WL (June 26, )(), the Court held that states are required to license same-sex marriages and to recognize licensed marriages from other states. The ruling was based on both due process and equal protection. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy began by noting that our concept of constitutional liberty is an evolving one and.