Gay marriage declared legal across the U.S. in historic Supreme Court ruling

Jaffe and Clemens partner, Robert Stanley was quoted in a story that ran in the Guardian on June 26, 2015 about the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Obergfell v. Hodges that struck down state bans of same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.

In what is being called one of the most important civil rights cases in a generation, five of the nine court justices determined that the right to marriage equality was enshrined under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States.

Roberts commenting on The Court’s decision noted that the historic ruling could take some time for states to react.

“Uniform implementation of the ruling state by state will undoubtedly take time,” said Robert Stanley, a partner in Beverly Hills family law firm Jaffe and Clemens. “Certainly, some states are expected to rebel and stall implementation as long as possible.”

Published in The Guardian