Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Bad For Kids — And The Supreme Court Said So

BuzzFeed News
By Azeen Ghorayshi
June 26, 2015

In a landmark 5-4 ruling on Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodgesthat states cannot ban same-sex marriage and must also recognize same sex marriages occurring in other states.

It’s the end of a decades-long battle to define the terms of what marriage means in the U.S., and who can benefit from it. For the last seven years, the debate has often centered not on the same-sex couples themselves, but on their kids.

“Formally these cases are about discrimination against the small homosexual minority in the United States,” wrote Richard Posner, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in a key case that struck down gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in 2014. “But at a deeper level, as we shall see, they are about the welfare of American children.”

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