- April 28: Oral arguments held
- June 26, 2015: U.S. Supreme Court issues a 5-4 ruling in favor of same sex marriage
In June, the Supreme Court releases opinions every Monday at 10:00 am ET. However, the Court often adds additional opinion days. While those could fall on any day of the week, in past years they've been often begun adding Thursdays first then adding more days as needed. We'll know ahead of time when the Court adds a decision day, though we won't know in advance whether the marriage case is being announced on any given day (unless we get down to the last day).
ISSUES BEFORE THE COURT
- Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?
- 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?
THE CONSOLIDATED CASES
OBERGEFELL V. HODGES
DEBOER V. SNYDER