And now the debate is over: Gay Marriage is the law of the land.

A (or One) Skeptic

We’ve traveled a long way legally in the last 12 years when it comes to the question of gay marriage. It was just a dozen years ago that the Supreme Judicial Court decided the case of Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health, 798 N.E.2d 941 (Mass. 2003), the first case in the nation that found a constitutional right to marry for same sex partners. That right was found in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and not the Constitution of the United States of America. Today the Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes abbreviated as SCOTUS) found the same right in the federal Constitution.

This case, Obergefell v. Hodges, challenged the prohibition on the rights of gays to marry in four states: Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, all of which defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman.  The petitioners, 14 same-sex couples…

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