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Recent Posts in Same-Sex Marriage Category

  • Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce Laws in Place Nationwide

    In January 2015, Florida State legalized same-sex marriage and divorce. The event was detailed in another blog entry here . Now, six months later, the United States Supreme Court has caught up to the Sunshine State and ruled in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. It was decided that disallowing same-sex couples marriage rights was unconstitutional, as it violated the liberties granted in the ...
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  • Florida Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    It seems that the fight to legalize same-sex marriage has persisted for decades, with both sides actively opposing the other’s efforts. On January 6, 2015, history was made when Florida officially gave same-sex couples the right to marry. All Florida counties are now bound by the U.S. Constitution to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a monumental decision indeed. What makes this ...
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  • Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Found to be Unconstitutional

    On June 26, 2013 the United States Supreme Court held the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied recognition of same-sex marriages in all federal statutes, "unconstitutional as a deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution." United States v. Windsor , No. 12-307, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 4921, * 47 (June 26, 2013). DOMA potentially affected the ...
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