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The U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality: Can Gay Teachers Who Marry Still be Fired?


by Suzanne Eckes — February 08, 2016

In Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right for same-sex couples to marry. Some commentators have noted how this opinion raises questions related to educational employment matters. For example, after the Obergefell decision, LGBT educators might likely assume that they are now free to marry without fear of retaliation in their schools. Unfortunately, this has not been the case.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 08, 2016
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19407, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 12:30:20 AM

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