29th Jun 2015

Same sex marriages recognised throughout the US

At Family Law in Partnership we welcome the ground breaking ruling of the US Supreme Court (26/06/15) to recognise same sex marriages throughout the US.

In Obergefell et al. v Hodges the Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees a right to marry that is protected under the US Constitution. Accordingly the US states may not refuse to issue licenses to same sex couples to marry and they must recognise such unions validly performed in other states. The decision represents a clean sweep for the cause of marriage equality in the US.

At Family Law in Partnership we have extensive experience in dealing with all issues relating to same sex couples from negotiating pre marriage and pre civil partnership agreements to negotiating divorce and the dissolution process. Please contact director David Allison E: dna@flip.co.uk or T: 020 7420 5000 for further information on how our family law experts can help you.