The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, hot off the press, is 103 pages long, but here it is. Some instant analysis:
- The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution compels states to recognize same-sex marriages, as does the Equal Protection Clause.
- The First Amendment will continue to protect those who object to same-sex marriage for religious reasons.
The decision was 5-4, majority opinion by Justice Kennedy, joined by Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor. There were lots of dissenting opinions, and the dissenters were Chief Justice Roberts, and Justices Alito, Scalia, and Thomas.