February 10, 2015
On Jan. 16, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether Ohio must permit same-sex marriage and recognize such marriages lawfully performed out-of-state (Obergefell v. Hodges, cert. granted (U.S. Jan. 16, 2015) (No. 14-556)). The Supreme Court will evaluate the following issues for Ohio and three other states (Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee):
1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?
2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?
We are expecting further guidance and will report such in future editions of Compliance Corner.
No. 14-556 »