• A Supreme Court case which requires all fifty states to perform and recognize same-sex marriage as the same as opposite sex marriage

AKA

  • Obergefell
  • James Obergefell, et al., Petitioners v. Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al

Issues & Arguments

People & Organizations

Judges
Venues

Timeline

  • July 11, 2013 - James Obergefell & John Arthur marry in Maryland, but their home state Ohio would not recognise their marriage
  • July 19, 2018 - Lawsuit (Obergefell v. Kasich) filed in US District for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Marriage licenses issued to married couples in 36 states, DC and Guam
  • June 26, 2015 - Decision

Outcome

  • Overturned Sixth Circuit ruling (Baker v Nelson)
  • (5-4) Opinion written by Justice Kennedy
  • A separate dissent was written by each of the dissenting justices

Legacy

Related Cases

Mentions

Episodes Mentioning the Case
Other Pages Mentioning the Case

Links