Since the first marriage lawsuit for same-sex couples in 1970, the ACLU has been at the forefront of both legal and public education efforts to secure relationship protections for same-sex couples and win legal recognition for LGBT relationships. The Supreme Court's decision in June 2015 in the ACLU's case Obergefell v. Hodges ensured that same-sex couples in all 50 states have the right to get married and have their marriages recognized in whichever state they live. We continue to fight to ensure full implementation of the Obergefell decision and equal protection for LGBT families.
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California Will Continue to Honor Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Who Married Before the Possible Passage of Prop. 8Press ReleaseNovember 5, 2008
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