The National Organization for Marriage NOM is an American non-profit political organization established to work against the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. Brown has served as the group's president since NOM's founding board of directors consisted of: . In April , Holland was replaced on the board by Orson Scott Card science fiction novelist and faculty member, Southern Virginia University ,  who then resigned in July after calling the battle against legalization of same-sex marriage in the US "moot" following a Supreme Court decision. As of at least , Brian S. Brown is the president.
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Obergefell v. Hodges , U. The 5—4 ruling requires all fifty states , the District of Columbia , and the Insular Areas to perform and recognize the marriages of same-sex couples on the same terms and conditions as the marriages of opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities. Between January and February , plaintiffs in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee filed federal district court cases that culminated in Obergefell v. After all district courts ruled for the plaintiffs, the rulings were appealed to the Sixth Circuit. In November , following a series of appeals court rulings that year from the Fourth , Seventh , Ninth , and Tenth Circuits that state-level bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, the Sixth Circuit ruled that it was bound by Baker v. Nelson and found such bans to be constitutional.
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Hodges making same-sex marriage the law of the land, most states still have outdated laws on their books like the ones Virginia just repealed. Indiana is one of those states, though an attempt to remove its gay marriage ban was unsuccessful last month in the Republican-controlled state Legislature. In fact, GOP opposition to its removal derailed legislation seeking to raise the legal age to marry in the state from 15 to Only a male may marry a female.
Bill Chappell. Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D. S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage.