Counsel: Ky. Steve Beshearthe lead defendant, was then governor of Kentucky. That's the assessment of Hillary Goodridge, one of 14 people whose lawsuit led Massachusetts in to become the first state to sanction gay and lesbian marriages.
Perryhoping for guidance. This has led to an enhanced understanding of the issue—an understanding reflected in the arguments now presented for resolution as a matter of constitutional law. One case came from Tennessee, involving four same-sex couples.
Painter McLaurin v. This Week. Addressing respondent states' argument, the Court emphasized that, while the democratic process may be an appropriate means for deciding issues such as same-sex marriage, no individual has to rely solely on the democratic process to exercise a fundamental right.
Retrieved April 16, Snyder , Obergefell v. One case came from Michigan, involving a female couple and their three children.