Carla Ditz considers the response to legalisation of same-sex marriage in the US and whether other countries will now follow suit

Development on a huge scale has taken place across the Atlantic as same-sex marriage was legalised on a national level by the US Supreme Court on 26 June 2015 in a 5-4 decision.

As of this date, state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional and all states must now grant marriage licences to same-sex couples and recognise marriages which have taken place in other states.

Obergefell v Hodges

The US does have a long history of campaigning for gay rights, and over the years public support for same-sex marriage has grown. In recognition of this public sentiment and the change in social attitudes towards same-sex relatio...

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