But the high court’s view of the legitimacy and constitutionality of same-sex marriage changed radically: In the span of 43 years, the notion had gone from ridiculous to constitutionally mandated. I put the question to Mary Bonauto, who argued Obergefell before the Supreme Court in April.
A Boston-based staff lawyer for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, Bonauto won the Massachusetts case that made the state the first to allow gay couples to wed in 2004.
From the beginning, the men were committed to one another.
In 1967, Baker proposed that they move in together.
A little time is given to the opposition via straightforward interviews with Brian Brown and Janice Shaw Crouse, whose tired yet persistent fallback to a fundamentalist interpretation of Christianity is reinforced by groups of angry God-botherers at various demonstrations designed to “protect” marriage from the pink agenda.
At the end, President Obama’s elegant speech following the Supreme Court’s decision is a poignant reminder of a time when presidential oratory made us cry for the right reasons.
), leading up to his prescient 1983 Harvard Law thesis outlining the argument for same-sex marriage.
A decade after came the Hawaii Supreme Court’s decision in favor of legalizing such unions, which of course was followed three years later by the heinous Defense of Marriage Act.
Mc Connell replied that he wanted to get married—really, legally married.
The idea struck even Baker as odd at first, but he promised to find a way and decided to go to law school to figure it out.