Do you know what Friday’s Marriage Equality decision says? Will some states try to override this ruling? What does this mean moving forward? Today host Carousel Bayrd discussed the SCOTUS case with ACLU Legal Director Larry Dupuis and UW Law School Professor Gwendolyn Leachman.
On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples across the country. Since then, states including Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas have tried to fight the decision citing religious freedom and the importance of states’ rights. However, on Monday Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal stated the state would comply with the ruling.
Larry Dupuis is the legal director of American Civil Liberties Union, and litigates cases of pro bono attorneys who handle cases on behalf of ACLU.
Gwendolyn Leachman is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, with a focus in Employment Law and Discrimination, Labor Law and Sexual Orientation.