What is Marriage?
Marriage is a private association between two people as both an intimate and an expressive close-family association that is constitutionally protected under the First and Fourteenth Amendments and as a privacy right.
Traditionally, marriage was limited to an association only between one man and one woman but the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) that same sex couples can marry. Under current law, marriage remains limited to an association between two people only. However, this limitation is predicated upon religious beliefs and the benefits governments provide to married couples, neither of which could support a limitation on the First Amendment right if seriously challenged.