Bentley, Governor of Alabama filed. On September 3,the Department of Defense began recognizing their marriage, but the state did not. SnyderObergefell v. SnyderUnited States v. Brief amicus curiae of Concerned Women for America filed. Brief amicus curiae of Robert J.
The two wed in after Massachusetts approved same-sex marriage.
Obergefell originated with a gay couple, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur, who were married in Maryland, where same-sex marriage was legal, but whose marriage was not recognized by Ohio authorities. Hodges for Same-Sex Couples".
In November , following a lengthy series of appeals court rulings that year from the Fourth , Seventh , Ninth , and Tenth Circuits that state-level bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, the Sixth Circuit ruled that it was bound by Baker v.
The couple, who lived in Ohio, had to travel to Maryland aboard a medical jet to get married when Arthur became gravely ill. But conservative firebrands, including Louisiana Gov.