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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Kate talks Obergefell and same-sex marriage

Kate recently had the opportunity to speak at Minnesota CLE about the recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___, 135 S. Ct. 2584, 192 L.Ed. 2d 609 (6/26/15).

In the ground-breaking decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the Court’s majority, held that the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses afford same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry in all states. Additionally, the Supreme Court majority held that the same constitutional protections require a state to recognize a same-sex marriage lawfully licensed by and performed in another state.

Kate discussed the reasoning behind the decision and its implications on other areas of law such as employee benefits and religious expression.

You can see the telecast of the live CLE on September 3, 2015. For more information go to: Minnesota CLE video replay