Obergefell was announced by SCOTUS this morning.
5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage rights. Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to both issues SSM licenses and to recognize licenses issued by other states. Opinion by Kennedy. Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito all dissent, mostly joining one anothers’ dissents.
My office scheduled a 9:30 new client intake for me this morning. Didn’t they know this was going to happen?
I’ll start digesting and breaking down an analysis of the case after my intake is done.
Meanwhile — congratulations, United States of America! Today is a great, great day!
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