On May 20, 1996, the Supreme Court issued an early landmark decision supporting the right of gays under the Constitution to seek protection from discrimination.
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On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a move in the Texas state legislature that could test federal supremacy on the question of same-sex marriage.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffery Rosen is joined by John Eastman and Paul M. Smith to break down the historic arguments about same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court this week.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says Supreme Court rulings always have consequences – especially, major decisions such as one about same-sex marriages.