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On June 26, 2015, by a 5 to 4 margin, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court held that the 14th amendment requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex. The decision resulted in considerable controversy. What, now, are the legal objections of state officials? Will we continue to see stories like that of Kim Davis, the recently-arrested Kentucky clerk? Our experts Professor Eastman, Professor Franck, and Mr. Whelan weighed in.


  • Prof. John C. Eastman, Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
  • Prof. Matthew J. Franck, Director, William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution, The Witherspoon Institute
  • Mr. M. Edward Whelan III, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center