Marriage Equality and Families: What the Supreme Court’s Decision Means for Parents and Children

With the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, it is easy to assume that legal marriage guarantees that the parental rights of same-sex couples are automatically protected. However, the rights of parents, especially those of non-biological parents, vary widely from state to state. In many cases simply being married may not be enough to ensure the parental rights of a non-biological parent. Marriage equality is an important first step in recognizing the validity of all … [Read more...]