Judicial Institutionalizing of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

The paper reviews the cohesion of argumentation of the majority in Obergefell v. Hodges and the accepting critique from outside the bench. It tends to address democracy and federal issues in deciding by the Supreme Court in a matter of public legislative debate all over the states, as under common law jurisdictions ‘ judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be.’ Indeed, the true questions are what constitutes marriage, and who is to decide what constitutes marriage? Who then is entitled to confer the constellation of benefits that the states have linked to marriage?

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