BREAKING: Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, SCOTUS says

The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, hot off the press, is 103 pages long, but here it is. Some instant analysis:

*The due process and Equal Protection clauses of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution compel states to recognize same-sex marriages.

*The First Amendment will continue to protect those who object to same-sex marriage for religious reasons.

The decision was 5-4, majority opinion by Justice Kennedy, joined by Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor. There were lotsĀ of dissenting opinions, and the dissenters were Chief Justice Roberts, and Justices Alito, Scalia, and Thomas.

I'll have something more in-depth on the implications for employers after I've had a chance to analyze the decision.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
Continue Reading



Back to Page