First, read and consider the following documents from Documents of American Constitutional & Legal History:
Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) – Document 252
Romer v. Evans (1996) – Document 268
Vermont Act Relation to Civil Unions (2000) – Document 276
Lawrence v. Texas (2003) – Document 282
Next, read and consider the Supreme Court ruling (including 4 dissenting opinions):
Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) regarding same-sex marriage. (http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf )
Answer the following questions in a research paper using the above sources as well as additional sources: Will Obergefell v. Hodges be considered a significant decision of the US Supreme Court when analyzing US Constitutional History? Why or why not? What do you predict will be the effects politically and socially? Why?
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