The promise of liberty to all: the long march to marriage equality

Frost, Tom (2015) The promise of liberty to all: the long march to marriage equality. Liverpool Law Review, 36 (2). pp. 171-182. ISSN 1572-8625

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Abstract

In June 2015, the United States of America became the eighteenth country where same-sex marriage could be performed. In the judgment of Obergefell v Hodges, a bare 5-4 majority of the United States Supreme Court held that there was a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, and that individual States must recognise lawful same-sex marriages performed in other States. The decision is the culmination of a more than forty year judicial story, clearly illustrating the power of one judge to influence and shape the interpretation of the Constitution, and the direction the law takes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: marriage equality; Supreme Court; equality; liberty
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
K Law > KF Law of the United States
K Law > KF Law of the United States
Depositing User: Thomas Frost
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 13:43
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 18:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55710

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