The Supreme Court of the US is expected to release its decision on the case of Obergefell v. Hodges very soon. This case, as summarized on the SCOTUSBlog, asks:
1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? 2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?
It does so in order to decide, specifically, if James Obergefell, who married his partner of 20 years, John Arthur, can be listed as a spouse on Mr. Arthur’s death certificate (Arthur died of ALS). The two were married in Maryland, but were residents of Ohio, where same sex marriage is not recognized.
For a description of the case in plain English, visit the SCOTUS Blog.
The decision is expected late this month.