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Marriage and Equality at the Supreme Court

June 26, 2015 in Economics

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to both recognize and license same sex marriage. Cato scholar Ilya Shapiro comments, “Just because today’s opinion was expected by all doesn’t make it any less momentous. It was in 2003 that the Court had to invalidate the criminalization of gay sex and a mere 12 years later it commands state officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. …Good for the Court – and I echo Justice Kennedy’s hope that both sides now respect each other’s liberties and the rule of law.”

Join us at 3pm for a LIVE discussion on Obergefell v. Hodges — what the ruling means to the 14th amendment and for marriage equality.

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Source: CATO HEADLINES

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