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Posted June 26th, 2015 in Top Stories

Nilan Johnson Lewis Proud to Support Supreme Court’s Decision for Marriage Equality

This morning, the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the Obergefell case, holding that there is a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The Court found that the right to marry is protected under both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause, and this right extends to same-sex couples. In the majority decision, the Court wrote: “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. … [The challengers] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”    

“This is an important decision for the country,” said Stephen Warch, president of Nilan Johnson Lewis. “It affirms the principles of fundamental fairness and equality that are embedded in the Constitution. Our firm is a long-standing advocate for LGBT rights including our public opposition to the Minnesota state marriage amendment in 2012. We are proud to celebrate this milestone day with our LGBT attorneys and staff!”

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