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Other Decisions Decision 14-556 (25/06/2015)

Authority: Supreme Court of the United States (USA)

Date: 06/25/2015

Subject: The Supreme Court of the United States established that the right to marry is a fundamental right intrinsic to the person’s freedom and, therefore, it must be applied, with no exceptions, also to homosexual couples: for such reason, the Court stated the invalidity, for violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the State, of the national norms prohibiting same-sex marriages and the recognition of such marriages celebrated in other States.

Parties: Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 9 Right to marry - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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