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The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear cases which will address the following questions:
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?
There are currently 14 states which do not allow or recognize same-sex couples to marry: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. See a chart here.
As many of us recall back in October of 2014, The Supreme Court turned away seven same-sex marriage cases in five states, including Oklahoma. The move resulted in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals lifting its stay on gay marriage in Oklahoma making same-sex marriage legal in Oklahoma.
The Supreme Court could bring about the end of same-sex marriage bans across the country by year’s end.
The Law Office of Carlos L. Williams is a full-service law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our firm handles criminal defense, family law, immigration, and personal injury cases. Attorney Carlos Williams is an experienced Tulsa lawyer, with over a decade of experience in Oklahoma courts. We pride our firm on treating each legal matter as if it were our own. We offer consultations and payment plans suitable for all needs. Contact our office today at (918) 216-9644 .