THE US SUPREME COURT IS SET TO HEAR ARGUMENTS ON THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BANS ON APRIL 28, 2015
By Sean Lewis, Esq.
WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court has announced the date that it will hear oral argument on the blockbuster same-sex marriage case on April 28.
The cases originating from the Sixth Circuit (Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky) will be given 2.5 hours of argument. The dispute of whether same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry, and whether all states will have to recognize such marriages will be once and for all settled. A ruling is expected sometime during the month of June.
It is widely-anticipated that the Court will rule in favor of marriage equality. Currently, same-sex couples enjoy the same rights under US Immigration Law as do opposite-sex couples. However, these couples do not enjoy similar rights under state laws. Many face obstacles regarding parental rights, decedent’s rights as well as employee benefits.
The couples represented in these lawsuits have suffered actual harm, including the couple from Nashville, Tennessee. The decision will represent a landmark ruling with nationwide application.
Sean Lewis is a US immigration attorney. His practice Music City Visa is based in Nashville, Tennessee and he may be contacted at 615-226-4236 or from within Mexico at 01  004-2258.