The Issue Of Same Sex Marriages Essay

701 Words Oct 12th, 2015 3 Pages
Facts: There were four main groups that were present throughout this case. The different groups were located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and Ohio. All of these groups, of same-sex, sued their state to question the authority of those states’ ban on legal same-sex marriages or the refusal to recognize legal same-sex marriages that have taken place in authorities that provided for such marriages. In all of the states, the plaintiffs argued the same thing. They argued that the states’ statutes violated the Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. After going through the trial courts, they voted in favor of the plaintiffs. But U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed everything the trial courts said. The Sixth Circuit stated that the prohibitions on same-sex marriage and denial to identify marriages taken place in other states did not violate the couples’ fourteenth Amendment rights to equal protection and due process.
History:
Leading up to the Supreme Court, there were cases regarding same-sex marriages in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. All of the cases in these states had an impact on the final decision in the Supreme Court. In Michigan, the case of DeBoer v. Snyder involved April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse. They had a commitment ceremony in 2007 and after that they started to adopt a few kids. According to the state of Michigan, adoption can only take place by a single person or married couples. After learning that,…

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