The Roberts Court (2010-2016). Seated, from left to right: Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing, from left to right: Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan.
The White House lights up in rainbow colors after the Supreme Court decides Obergefell v. Hodges
Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. The Supreme Court split 5-4. As in Romer, Lawrence, and Windsor, Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion.
First, he explained that “[t]he fundamental liberties protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause extend to certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy, including intimate choices defining personal identity and beliefs.”