Con Law Center Articles and Publications

The Reverberating Effects of Obergefell in Family Courts

Tracy Thomas, University of Akron School of Law


This research collects the cases in family courts since the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) requiring marriage equality for same-sex marriages. This analysis addresses the courts’ treatment of same-sex marriage in family cases including issues of marriage, common-law marriage, parentage, adoption, divorce, custody and visitation, and probate. The materials were prepared for a presentation to the Ohio Probate, Juvenile, and Domestic Relations Judges