Marriage Equality: The 10 Most Significant Changes in Planning for Same-Sex Couples

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) ruled in a 5-4 decision that the right to marry is a fundamental right under the Fourteenth Amendment.1 In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court states that “[t]he limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples may long have seemed natural and just, but its inconsistency with the central meaning of the fundamental right to marry is now manifest.”

As a result of this decision, states may no longer ban same-sex marriage and are required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Additionally, states are required to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who are/were married in other states. Given this landmark decision, below are 10 of the most significant…

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Mariella Foley is a Managing Director, Wealth Advisor with Round Table Wealth Management. Read Mariella's Biography >