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During the Obergefell v. Hodges case, groups of same-sex couples sued their relevant state agencies in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tenessee to challenge the constituationality of those states' bans on same-sex marriage or refusal to recognize legal same-sex marriages that occurred in jurisdictions that provided for such marriages. The Obergefell v. Hodges case overturned the previous decision of Baker v.s Nelson that state level bans on same-sex marriage were constitutional, holding in a 5-4 decision that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Previous to the Obergefell decision, thirty-six states, the District of Columbia, and Guam had issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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The items are arranged in an oversized box according to size. The flags are grouped together alongside the hand-held LGBTQ task force sign and bumper sticker, with the larger signs beneath them.
This collection contains ephemera in support of marriage equality, gathered on the Supreme Court lawn in June of 2015. These artifacts include hand-held flags from the ACLU, a bumper sticker, and signs in support of marriage equality.