Obergefell v. Hodges, U.S. ___ () is a landmark civil rights case in which the Supreme This established same-sex marriage throughout the United States and its territories. In a majority opinion authored by and Tennessee. All six federal district court rulings found for the same-sex couples and other claimants.
The decision concluded a decades-long battle over whether gay marriage should be legalized. Read details below or go directly to excerpts from the majority.
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the court ruled, , that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.